how to pronounce locked


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locked is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of locked in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… sort of being really locked into hedging …”

meanings of locked


  1. Having undergone locking; secured by a lock.
  2. Bound to a carrier.
  3. Very drunk.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of lock.

locked frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word locked occurs in english on average 20.5 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.

topics locked can be related to

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 locked can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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