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An example use of lock in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… investigators wanted so badly to lock up …”
A lock is a device that secures a door or gate by preventing it from being opened from the inside.
the word lock occurs in english on average 17.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lock can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) people, society, and culture;