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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of lock.
  • adj. Of a door, etc, that has been locked (with a key).


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  • Yes, the Portuguese international has the fast track to the award as he will also have Euro 2008 as his exclusive stage there is one player that should have the title locked up by then.

    Robinho For Player Of The Year

  • Corboy began anew, "Have you any idea why he asked you about the term locked-in syndrome?"

    Chicago Reader

  • Matt Berger had the title locked up before the feature even began in the Bargain Hunter Sportsman and then he went out and took home the win for good measure.

    Sargent soldiers into record books at Rockford Speedway - – Rockford’s News Leader

  • Mos Def and he plays a patient who has what they call locked in syndrome.

    House is Right

  • I have been in locked 4-wheel drive on difficult two tracks only to come up on beat up Pontiac Sunfires and Chevy Celebrities going the other direction.

    Why Minivans Make Great Hunting Vehicles

  • Each bedroom had a door that could be locked from the inside, so that Nick and Renay's guests could stretch out for a breather if they felt so inclined.


  • We were advised to stock a secure room that could be locked from the inside with staples in the event of an attempted takeover by Islamofacists.

    Our Terror Closet

  • Like a horror-movie villain locked into a three-picture contract, your twin never really died.

    Boing Boing

  • Still, if the rancor at the debate was any indication, the two remain locked in a contest that looks to be among the closest in the country

    The Fix: Why Lisa Murkowski can win

  • If we remain locked into an inefficient, polluting, fossil-fuel based global economy, we will exhaust the Earth's natural resources, cause irreversible environmental destruction and we will accelerate climate change.

    Bianca Jagger: Now Is the Time to Move Beyond Petroleum


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