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Lock Out

How to Conjugate Lock Out

  • Infinitive: Lock Out
  • Present Tense: Lock Out/ Locks Out
  • -ing Form: Locking Out
  • Past Tense: Locked Out
  • Past Participle: Locked Out
Lock Out is a separable phrasal verb and has 2 definitions.

Definitions of Lock Out:

1. When you don’t have the key or passcode to enter a secured place.

Examples: Barry was locked out of the house because he had left his key inside.
After three unsuccessful attempts of entering your password, they system will lock you out.

2. [Noun] {Lockout} When an organization prohibits workers from working.
[Part Adj.] {Locked out} Refers to a time when employees are prohibited to work.

Examples: The NBA has had four lockouts so far. They were locked out in 1995, 1996,1998 and 2011.
The company’s lockout lasted four months.

See our complete list of English phrasal verbs.