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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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Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], June 29 ( ANI ): Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu will aim to book her place in the semi-finals of the Malaysia Open badminton championships when she locks horns with Spain's Carolina Marin in their last-eight clash of the women's singles event here on Friday.
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