English version

lock onto something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlock onto something phrasal verbPMWif a missile or satellite locks onto a target or signal, it finds it and follows it closely lock→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
lock onto But the Monster's eyes are locked on to mine.He either locks on to whatever brand he began with, or he stops purchasing altogether.It seemed to be locked on to some invisible beam that was projecting from out of June's vagina.Managing change: Today, however, almost every guru is locked on to the theme of change management.Often the tab can be locked on to a device at the center of the lid.Rather, it locks on to the injection only when the injection coincides with the start of the active period.Starlings, which are active during the day, lock on to melatonin when it coincides with the end of their activity.This can lock on to a target and stay there.
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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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