Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me a few further explanatory words about the usage of the verbs in bold in the following sentences?
I noticed Robert and Faces Sunward lingering at the classroom door, locked in a discussion that seemed intense.
lock in = join, involve
The dangerous criminals have all been locked up.
Send someone over with another key; I've locked myself in by mistake.
lock in =
On the newer television sets, the color is locked in so that you don't need to keep changing the controls.
lock in = fix
Money paid into this insurance contract is locked in until you die or stop working.
lock in = deposit, freeze
Although the jewels were locked away (in a strongbox), the thieves stole them without any difficulty.
lock away = lock something in a locker/ safe
If you come home as late as this again, you'll find yourself locked out of the house!
lock out =
His teeth were locked together.
lock together = clasp
Jane was locked in the arms of her husband.
They locked their hands.
lock = entangle; intertwine
Last edited by vil; 24-Jul-2011 at 12:33.
You seem to grasp the correct way to use "lock" in all of your examples. You've put together an interesting collect of examples. I'm sure you'll keep a lock your students' interest and they'll lock these examples deeply into their memory.