|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|
: "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|
"They were locked in 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"
|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|
|Related terms:||enclosure canal|
|13.||[ verb ] pass by means through a lock in a waterway|
|14.||[ verb ] build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels|
|15.||[ noun ] a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key|
|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|