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Definition of write-protect verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

write-protect

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌraɪt prəˈtekt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌraɪt prəˈtekt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they write-protect
BrE BrE//ˌraɪt prəˈtekt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌraɪt prəˈtekt//
 
he / she / it write-protects
BrE BrE//ˌraɪt preˈtekts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌraɪt preˈtekts//
 
past simple write-protected
BrE BrE//ˌraɪt preˈtektɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌraɪt preˈtektɪd//
 
past participle write-protected
BrE BrE//ˌraɪt preˈtektɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌraɪt preˈtektɪd//
 
-ing form write-protecting
BrE BrE//ˌraɪt preˈtektɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌraɪt preˈtektɪŋ//
 
 
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write-protect something (computing) to protect the information on a computer disk from being changed or deleted (= destroyed)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: write-protect