lock in

lock in
verb
1. close with or as if with a tight seal (Freq. 1)
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This vacuum pack locks in the flavor!

Syn: ↑seal in
Hypernyms: ↑confine
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape (Freq. 1)
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The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend

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She locked her jewels in the safe

Syn: ↑lock away, ↑lock, ↑put away, ↑shut up, ↑shut away, ↑lock up
Derivationally related forms: ↑lockup (for: ↑lock up)
Hypernyms: ↑confine
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s somebody PP

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Somebody ——s something PP

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lock in [phrasal verb]
1 lock (someone or something) in : to put or keep (someone or something) in a locked place, room, etc.

She locked her brother in the bathroom.

They locked the jewels in a safe.

They threatened to lock him in jail.

They pushed him into the room and locked him in.

2 lock (something) in or lock in (something) : to do something that makes you sure to get (something that could change, such as a good price, an interest rate, etc.)

If you sign the contract today, you can lock in this low interest rate before it goes any higher.

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