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

 

write-protect

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verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they write-protect
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he / she / it write-protects
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past simple write-protected
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past participle write-protected
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-ing form write-protecting
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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