Definition of loc
1. lock [ v ] fasten with a lock
Examples: "lock the bike to the fence"
(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....)
(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"
(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 closedUsed 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"
(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"
(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 hairUsed 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"
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"
(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 gunSynonyms lock Related Terms mechanism firearm
10. lock [ v ] hold fast (in a certain state)
Examples: "He was locked in a laughing fit"
(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 4930Synonyms 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 itSynonyms lock_chamber lock Related Terms enclosure canal
13. lock [ v ] pass by means through a lock in a waterwaySynonyms lock Related Terms pass
14. lock [ v ] build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vesselsSynonyms 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 keySynonyms 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 pressuredSynonyms lock Related Terms wrestling_hold hammerlock headlock interlock
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