- To inadvertently prevent (a person, particularly oneself) from entering a place, by leaving it locked.
- I've locked myself out of my room again!
- (computing) To prevent from accessing a data structure.
synchronizekeyword locks out all other threads trying to access the object.
inadvertently prevent from entering a place
- An event in which an employer bars employees from working as a tactic in negotiating terms of employment, particularly in response to a strike or threat to strike.
an event in which an employer bars employees from working