1. [ verb ] fasten with a lock

"lock the bike to the fence"

Related terms: unlock unlock fasten bolt padlock lock_up lock_in
2. [ verb ] keep engaged
Synonyms: mesh operate engage

"engaged the gears"

Related terms: disengage move throw ride operation engagement mesh
3. [ noun ] a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
Related terms: fastener padlock combination_lock latch sash_fastener doorlock cylinder_lock lever_lock door gate drawer door lid keyhole bolt tumbler
4. [ verb ] become rigid or immoveable

"The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"

Related terms: unlock engage
5. [ verb ] hold in a locking position
Synonyms: interlace interlock

: "He locked his hands around her neck"

Related terms: hold mesh
6. [ noun ] (zoology) a strand or cluster of hair
Synonyms: ringlet whorl curl
Related terms: hair hair forelock crimp sausage_curl dreadlock hairdo
7. [ verb ] become engaged or intermeshed with one another
Synonyms: interlock

"They were locked in embrace"

Related terms: embrace
8. [ verb ] place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
Synonyms: lock_up put_away shut_up lock_in shut_away lock_away

"The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend" "She locked her jewels in the safe"

Related terms: confine locking
9. [ noun ] (arms) a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
Related terms: mechanism firearm
10. [ verb ] hold fast (in a certain state)

"He was locked in a laughing fit"

Related terms: overwhelm
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4930
12. [ noun ] 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
Related terms: enclosure canal
13. [ verb ] pass by means through a lock in a waterway
Related terms: pass
14. [ verb ] build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
Related terms: construct
15. [ noun ] 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
Related terms: restraint ignition_switch
16. [ noun ] (sport) any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
Related terms: wrestling_hold hammerlock headlock interlock
Similar spelling:   Locke