lock into - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theylock into
he/she/itlocks into
present participlelocking into
past tenselocked into
past participlelocked into
  1. lock someone/something into something to involve someone or something in a system, plan etc in such a way that they cannot easily escape from it

    The currency is now locked into the European Monetary System.

See also main entry: lock