English version

lock into something

From Longman Business Dictionarylock into something phrasal verb1[transitive] to come to a firm agreement that will last for some time and cannot be brokenA company is often forced to lock into a pricing schedule before it is sure about the cost of developing and producing a new technology.2be/become locked into something to be in or get into a position where you have agreed to do something and so have to do itThe firm has become locked into long-term contracts. lock→ See Verb table
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Verb table
lock
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylock
he, she, itlocks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylocked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave locked
he, she, ithas locked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad locked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lock
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have locked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam locking
he, she, itis locking
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you, we, theyare locking
Past
I, he, she, itwas locking
you, we, theywere locking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been locking
he, she, ithas been locking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been locking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be locking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been locking
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