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lock-in

(lok′in″)
1. In a health care insurance plan, a provision that requires that the insured party receive all health care services from providers who participate in the plan.
2. In biomedical engineering, a forcing function that requires that certain actions be undertaken in a specified sequence to avoid mishaps or errors.
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It has also followed by telephone the lock-ins of illegalized migrants in Belgium in 2006.
Property-less lock-ins, where an applicant locks without a specific property, are exercised more efficiently than standard lock-ins.
AMCORE is one of the fortunate mortgage lenders that, to combat fallout, can charge a lock-in fee for its retail production, especially for refinances.
SUSAN Wharmby has just escaped her mortgage lock-in and is saving pounds 83 a month.
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Upon the publication of the sustainability plan, the 75,000 health workers in the region began a campaign, which began on November 2 with a series of lock-ins, and has so far extended to 20 hospitals in the region.
I could tell you lots of scandalous tales from lock-ins I've had in pubs across Scotland but I wouldn't like to influence judging or alert the local constabulary to their whereabouts
With no pre-defined open standards, virtualisation can become the mother of all lock-ins.
Asda, which has historically been the cheapest supermarket fuel operator but doesn't offer in-store money-off deals, responded dismissively that it would "leave the tricks, gimmicks and lock-ins to others and keep delivering the lowest fuel prices".
A MERSEYSIDE pub escaped closure despite a string of illegal lock-ins and fights.
Fast-talking, hoarse tones embrace me as guitarist Mark Sheehan explains how he shuns the celebrity world for pub lock-ins and the craic.