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1. lock [ v ] fasten with a lock
Examples: "lock the bike to the fence"

Used in print:

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

When he had stored his stock in the great oak chest , locked the two big hasps and secured the additional chain , tied the fly of the tent , and picked_up the cash box , he moved_up the darkening street .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

Locked .

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

A guest was locking his room ; they passed behind him and got to Alex 's room unnoticed .

Synonyms lock Related Terms unlock unlock fasten bolt padlock lock_up lock_in

2. lock [ v ] keep engaged
Examples: "engaged the gears"

Used in print:

(Paul Larson and Gordon Odegard, "How to design your...)

These slide into and out of the notches in the tappets as the tappets are moved , locking and unlocking them .

By this scheme , pulling one signal to clear locks all the other switch and signal levers in safe positions until the first signal is again restored to normal .

A turnout may have two levers , one to actually move the switch points , the other to lock the points .

A signal cannot be cleared until all the related turnouts are properly thrown and locked .

If the points are n't thrown all_the_way , the turnout cannot be locked , and in_turn , the signal cannot be cleared .

Synonyms lock mesh operate engage Related Terms disengage move throw ride operation engagement mesh

3. lock [ n ] a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed

Used in print:

(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)

Now he was certain : the lock had not yielded to Muller 's collection of keys ; fresh scars showed that the door had been prized open .

It had been shut again , but the lock was broken ; he noted with a thrill of fear that the door moved under his touch .

(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)

There was no lock on the door , only an iron hook which he unfastened .

(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)

There was no lock because Herman did n't allow a lock .

There was no lock because Herman did n't allow a lock .

Synonyms lock Related Terms fastener padlock combination_lock latch sash_fastener doorlock cylinder_lock lever_lock door gate drawer door lid keyhole bolt tumbler

4. lock [ v ] become rigid or immoveable
Examples: "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"

Used in print:

(Thomas B. Dewey, Hunter at Large....)

He rose stiffly , forcing his knees to lock .

(Ann Ritner, Seize a Nettle....)

The cold settled like a tangible pall over the Mile_High_City , locking it in an icy grip that harshened its outlines and altered its physical appearance ; it had a look of grim stark realism , resembling other cities whose habitual climate was cold , instead of the sprawling bumptious open-handed greedy Western city basking in eternal sunshine at the foot of mountains stored with endless riches and resources .

Synonyms lock Related Terms unlock engage

5. lock [ v ] hold in a locking position
Examples: : "He locked his hands around her neck"

Used in print:

(Lilian Pompian, "Tooth-Straightening Today"...)

But because teeth sometimes may drift back to their original position , a retaining appliance is used to lock them in_place .

(Brett Halliday, The Careless Corpse....)

Shayne locked his big_hands around Harris ' thin neck and dragged him out over the seat into the roadway .

Synonyms lock interlace interlock Related Terms hold mesh

6. lock [ n ] a strand or cluster of hair

Used in print:

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

The firelight played over Eli 's flowing white locks and rugged features .

Synonyms lock whorl ringlet curl Related Terms hair hair forelock crimp sausage_curl dreadlock hairdo

7. lock [ v ] become engaged or intermeshed with one another
Examples: "They were locked in embrace"

Used in print:


The subject he liked most was the female_body , which he painted in every state - naked , half-dressed , muffled to the ears , sitting primly in a chair , lying tauntingly on a bed or locked in an embrace .

(Ernest Becker, Zen: A Rational Critique. New York: W.W....)

He regulated the dualities of light and darkness , Yang and Yin , which are locked in eternal struggle .

Synonyms lock interlock Related Terms embrace

8. lock [ v ] place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
Examples: "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend" "She locked her jewels in the safe"

Used in print:

(Ruth F. Rosevear, "North Country School Cares for...)

He locked his equipment in a cabinet where it still remains .

Synonyms lock_up put_away lock_in shut_up lock shut_away lock_away Related Terms confine locking

9. lock [ n ] a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun

Synonyms lock Related Terms mechanism firearm

10. lock [ v ] hold fast (in a certain state)
Examples: "He was locked in a laughing fit"

Used in print:

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

He might not have gone_that_far if Pa had n't been locked in laughing fit to shake the house .

Synonyms lock Related Terms overwhelm

11. Lock [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4930

Synonyms Lock

12. lock [ n ] 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 lock Related Terms enclosure canal

13. lock [ v ] pass by means through a lock in a waterway

Synonyms lock Related Terms pass

14. lock [ v ] build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

Synonyms lock Related Terms construct

15. lock [ n ] 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 lock Related Terms restraint ignition_switch

16. lock [ n ] any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured

Synonyms lock Related Terms wrestling_hold hammerlock headlock interlock

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