lock out

1) PHRASAL VERB If someone locks you out of a place, they prevent you entering it by locking the doors.

[V n P of n] They had had a row, and she had locked him out of the apartment...

[V n P] My husband's locked me out.

2) PHRASAL VERB If you lock yourself out of a place, such as your house, you cannot get in because the door is locked and you do not have your keys.

[V pron-refl P of n] The new tenants locked themselves out of their apartment and had to break in...

[V pron-refl P] There had been a knock at the door and when she opened it she locked herself out...

[V-ed P] The wind had made the door swing closed, and she was now locked out.

3) PHRASAL VERB In an industrial dispute, if a company locks its workers out, it closes the factory or office in order to prevent the employees coming to work.

[V P n (not pron)] The company locked out the workers, and then the rest of the work force went on strike. [Also V n P]


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Lock-Out — Droit du travail en France Sources du droit du travail Internationales : OIT · UE Étatiques : Constitution · Loi · Règlement · Jurisprudence Professionnelles : Convention collective · Usage et engagement unilatéral · Règlement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lock out — Droit du travail en France Sources du droit du travail Internationales : OIT · UE Étatiques : Constitution · Loi · Règlement · Jurisprudence Professionnelles : Convention collective · Usage et engagement unilatéral · Règlement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • lock out — index bar (exclude), eliminate (exclude) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lock-out — In the context of industrial action, there is no definition at common law or for unfair dismissal cases, although for the purposes of calculating periods of continuous employment, lock out is defined as the closing of a place of employment or… …   Law dictionary

  • Lock-out — auch: Lock|out 〈[ aʊt] n. 15〉 Aussperrung (von Arbeitern) [zu engl. lock out „ausschließen, aussperren“] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Lock-out — auch: Lock|out 〈[ aʊt] n.; Gen.: od. s, Pl.: s〉 Aussperrung (von Arbeitern) [Etym.: engl., »ausschließen, aussperren; Aussperrung«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • lock-out — (del inglés; pronunciamos loc aut ) sustantivo masculino 1. Cierre por un tiempo de una o varias empresas, realizado unilateralmente por la patronal y dirigido generalmente a presionar a los trabajadores o para responder a una huelga: La… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • lock-out — lock outs N COUNT A lock out is a situation in which employers close a place of work and prevent workers from entering it until the workers accept the employer s new proposals on pay or conditions of work. (in AM, use lockout) …   English dictionary

  • lock|out — «LOK OWT», noun. 1. a refusal of an employer to give work to employees until they accept his terms; shut out: »The lockout was ordered yesterday evening, following a clash between a section of workers and some representatives of the management… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lock-out — (engl., spr. aut), soviel wie Aussperrung (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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