Definition of Lock in

1. Verb. Close with or as if with a tight seal. "This vacuum pack locks in the flavor!"

Exact synonyms: Seal In
Generic synonyms: Confine



2. Verb. Place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape. "She locked her jewels in the safe"
Exact synonyms: Lock, Lock Away, Lock Up, Put Away, Shut Away, Shut Up
Generic synonyms: Confine
Derivative terms: Lockup

Definition of Lock in

1. Noun. A sleepover party in a public place, such as a church or school. ¹

2. Verb. To secure someone or something in a locked enclosure. ¹

3. Verb. To fix the value of something potentially variable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lock In

lock-picked
lock-picking
lock-picks
lock-step
lock-up option
lock-weir
lock-weirs
lock and key models
lock and load
lock away
lock chamber
lock finger
lock horns
lock hospital
lock hospitals
lock in (current term)
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lock key
lock keys
lock lips
lock on
lock out
lock outs
lock pick
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lock ring
lock step
lock stitch

Literary usage of Lock in

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"In a permutation lock, in combination with a set of wheels consisting each of an outer ring or rim and a central disc or hub, a set of fastening devices or ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"... or else a time-movement ha» been combined directly with a lock in such a manner that the two really constitute but a single lock, in which case if ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The barrel abc has to turn, as in the Bramah lock, in order to move the bolt, which, is not shown in the figure. That may be done cither asin Bramah locks ..."

4. Journal by Folk-Song Society (Great Britain) (1853)
"I cannot with your correspondent, PLO, that a lock, in a few minutes may be picked, can be by any ,ent proved to possess great security ; for the of any ..."

5. The Archaeological Journal by Council, British Archaeological Association, Central Committee (1860)
"NOTICE OF THE COMBINED USE OF THE MATCH-LOCK AND THE FLINT-LOCK, IN THE PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS IN FIRE-ARMS. BEFORE the invention of the percussion-lock ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In consequence of this successful trial the military flint-lock in 1839 was altered to suit the ... lock in ..."

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