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Lock

Used in the context of general equities. Make a market both ways (bid andoffer) either on the bid, offering, or an in-between price only. Locking on the offering occurs to attract a seller, since the trader is willing to pay (and ask) the offering side when others only ask it. Locking on the bid side attracts buyers for similar reasons. Typically, the sell side requires a plus tick to comply with short sale rules.
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Oct 18 ( ANI ): The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are in soup as probably for the first time the United States and Canada have publicly locked horns.
A similar instance of the major fallout between the AAP government and Delhi Police had taken place when the lawyers of the two agencies locked horns in the courtroom over representing the cops in the sedition case against JNU student Kanhaiya Kumar, that eventually weakened prosecution's case.
He swerved to avoid the buffalo, which had run into the road after escaping from a specialist meat farm, but one of them charged directly towards Mr Maccoll and locked horns with his Ford Fiesta.
AS a community activist over the years I have locked horns with many dignitaries in our city including MPs and councillors including Liberal councillor Steve Radford, but in my opinion there is no harder working councillor in the city and I know some councilors personally from the north to the south.
The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) has locked horns with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) over the agency's advisory bulletin on pipeline safety.