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  Definition of lock
  1. any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent''s body is twisted or pressured
  2. a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  3. a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
  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
  5. a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
  6. a strand or cluster of hair
  7. become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient''s knees tended to lock in this exercise"
  8. 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"
  9. fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"
  10. keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
  11. become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"
  12. hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"
  13. build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
  14. hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"
  15. pass by means through a lock in a waterway
Similar Words: ignition lock, lock chamber, curl, ringlet, whorl, lock in, lock away, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up, engage, mesh, operate, interlock, interlace

 

See Also: lock in, lock away, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up

 

Hyponyms: hammerlock, headlock, combination lock, cylinder lock, doorlock, latch, door latch, lever lock, padlock, sash fastener, sash lock, window lock, sausage curl, forelock, crimp, dreadlock, bolt, throw, flip, switch, ride

 

Part Meronyms: gate, drawer, door, lid, ignition switch, canal, firearm, piece, small-arm, hairdo, hair style, coiffure

 

Derivational Morphology: interlock, interlace, curl, wave, locking, lockup, locker, operation, engagement, mesh, meshing, interlocking, lock chamber, lockage

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: brava   Bulgarian: ключалка  
Catalan: cadenat   Dutch: slot  
Finnish: lukko   French: serrure  
German: Schloss   Hindi: ताला  
Italian: serratura   Macedonian: брава  
Portuguese: fechadura   Russian: замок  
Slovak: zámok   Slovene: ključavnica  
Swedish: lås   Telugu: తాళము  
Urdu: تالا  
 
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