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Definition of lock
- Lock n
- A fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
- A strand or cluster of hair [syn: {curl}, {ringlet}, {whorl}]
- A mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
- 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 [syn: {lock chamber}]
- A restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key [syn: {ignition lock}]
- Any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured v
- Fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence" [ant: {unlock}, {unlock}]
- Keep engaged; "engaged the gears" [syn: {engage}, {mesh}, {operate}] [ant: {disengage}]
- Become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise" [ant: {unlock}]
- Hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck" [syn: {interlock}, {interlace}]
- Become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace" [syn: {interlock}]
- Hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"
- 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" [syn: {lock in}, {lock away}, {put away}, {shut up}, {shut away}, {lock up}]
- Pass by means through a lock in a waterway
- Build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
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