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lock

noun (n)

  • a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a strand or cluster of hair (noun.body)
    Synonym: curl, ringlet, whorl
    source: wordnet30
  • a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: lock chamber
    source: wordnet30
  • a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: ignition lock
    source: wordnet30
  • any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • A tuft of hair; a flock or small quantity of wool, hay, or other like substance; a tress or ringlet of hair. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a bolt is moved by a key so as to hold or to release the thing fastened. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • fasten with a lock (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Lock the bike to the fence.
    source: wordnet30
  • keep engaged (verb.contact)
    Synonym: engage, mesh, operate
    Antonym: disengage, withdraw
    source: wordnet30
  • become rigid or immoveable (verb.change)
    Antonym: unlock
    Example:
    The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise.
    source: wordnet30
  • hold in a locking position (verb.contact)
    Synonym: interlace, interlock
    Example:
    He locked his hands around her neck.
    source: wordnet30
  • become engaged or intermeshed with one another (verb.contact)
    Synonym: interlock
    Example:
    They were locked in embrace.
    source: wordnet30
  • hold fast (in a certain state) (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    He was locked in a laughing fit.
    source: wordnet30
  • place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend.
    She locked her jewels in the safe.
    source: wordnet30
  • pass by means through a lock in a waterway (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels (verb.creation)
    source: wordnet30
  • To fasten with a lock, or as with a lock; to make fast; to prevent free movement of; as, to lock a door, a carriage wheel, a river, etc. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To become fast, as by means of a lock or by interlacing; as, the door locks close. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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