To lock into
Lock Lock, v. i. To become fast, as by means of a lock or by interlacing; as, the door locks close. [1913 Webster]

When it locked none might through it pass. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{To lock into}, to fit or slide into; as, they lock into each other. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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