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Verb: lock  lók
  1. Fasten with a lock
    "lock the bike to the fence"
  2. Keep engaged
    "locked the gears";
    - engage, mesh, operate
  3. Become rigid or immoveable
    "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
  4. Hold in a locking position
    "He locked his hands around her neck";
    - interlock, interlace
  5. Become engaged or intermeshed with one another
    "They were locked in embrace";
    - interlock
  6. Hold fast (in a certain state)
    "He was locked in a laughing fit"
  7. Place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe";
    - lock in, lock away, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up
  8. Pass by means through a lock in a waterway
  9. Build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
Noun: lock  lók
  1. A fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  2. A strand or cluster of hair
  3. A mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
  4. Enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it
    - lock chamber
  5. A restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
    - ignition lock
  6. Any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured

Sounds like: lock, L

Derived forms: locks, locked, locking

See also: lock up

Type of: bosom, build, confine, constraint, construct, displace, embrace, enclosure, engage, fasten, fastener, fastening, fix, fixing, hair, hold, holdfast, hug, make, mechanism, move, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, pass, restraint, secure, squeeze, sweep over, take hold, wrestling hold

Antonym: unlock

Part of: canal, coif, coiffure, do [informal], door, drawer, firearm, gate, hair style, hairdo [informal], hairstyle, ignition switch, lid, piece, small-arm

Encyclopedia: Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels