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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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The decision to take away its licence came after police claimed the pub had a 10-person lock-in which ended in violence and that staff deliberately moved CCTV cameras in order to cover it up.
HUNDREDS of excited students queued outside the Kingsgate shopping centre last night for a lock-in with a difference.
"The DJ lock-in is an exciting and innovative way to evolve our relationship with DJs while providing a bigger platform for them to evangelize their personal experience with T-Mobile."
They were let in by Mr Smith, who was working as a DJ during the lock-in, but were later told to leave following an argument at the bar.
Youth Lock-Ins: No PG-13 movies, but we can play a wholesome board game about murdering people in the study with a lead pipe.
Could tell you some stories about the lock-ins...but not on here."
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It has also emerged that South Wales firefighters have rescued three children from hot cars in separate incidents over the past few days although all involved accidental lock-ins with parents seeking help from the emergency service.
We at Dell support numerous platforms and we do not believe in vendor lock-ins. It is very important for a CIO to judiciously invest in acquiring network equipments, because this can lead to vendor lock-ins."