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lock - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lock

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(noun) a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
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(noun) a strand or cluster of hair
Synonyms : curl , ringlet , whorl

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(noun) a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
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(noun) 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
Synonyms : lock chamber

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(noun) a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
Synonyms : ignition lock

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(noun) any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
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(verb) fasten with a lock
Example Sentence
  • lock the bike to the fence

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(verb) keep engaged
Synonyms : engage , mesh , operate
Example Sentence
  • engaged the gears

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(verb) become rigid or immoveable
Example Sentence
  • The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise

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(verb) hold in a locking position
Synonyms : interlace , interlock
Example Sentence
  • He locked his hands around her neck

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(verb) become engaged or intermeshed with one another
Synonyms : interlock
Example Sentence
  • They were locked in embrace

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(verb) hold fast (in a certain state)
Example Sentence
  • He was locked in a laughing fit

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(verb) place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
Example Sentence
  • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
  • She locked her jewels in the safe

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(verb) pass by means through a lock in a waterway
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(verb) build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

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