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  1. simple past and past participle of lock

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locked (not comparable)

  1. Having undergone locking; secured by a lock.
    A locked door barred the way.
  2. (computing) Protected by a mutex or other token restricting access to a resource.
    You can't delete a locked computer file.
  3. (Ireland) Very drunk.
    • 2021, Samantha Shannon, The Mask Falling, Bloomsbury Publishing, →ISBN, page 99:
      'Drunk. Battered. Ar meisce. In a state of alcohol-induced intoxication.' [] Nadine and I once watched the news and had a shot of absinthe every time someone said unnatural. We were absolutely locked.'
  4. (mobile telephony, of a phone) Bound to a carrier.
    Antonym: unlocked

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