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Synonyms for lock

Synonyms for (noun) lock

Synonyms: lock Definition: any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured

Similar words: wrestling hold Definition: a hold used in the sport of wrestling

Synonyms: lock Definition: a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed

Similar words: fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast Definition: restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

Synonyms: lock, ignition lock Definition: a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key

Similar words: restraint, constraint Definition: a device that retards something's motion Usage: the car did not have proper restraints fitted

Synonyms: lock, lock chamber Definition: 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

Similar words: enclosure Definition: a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose

Synonyms: lock Definition: a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun

Similar words: mechanism Definition: device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

Synonyms: whorl, lock, ringlet, curl Definition: a strand or cluster of hair

Similar words: hair Definition: a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss Usage: he combed his hair; each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells

Synonyms for (verb) lock

Synonyms: lock Definition: become rigid or immoveable Usage: The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise

Similar words: engage Definition: get caught Usage: make sure the gear is engaged

Synonyms: shut away, shut up, lock, lock away, lock in, lock up, put away Definition: place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape Usage: The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend; She locked her jewels in the safe

Similar words: confine Definition: prevent from leaving or from being removed

Synonyms: lock Definition: fasten with a lock Usage: lock the bike to the fence

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure Definition: cause to be firmly attached Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man

Synonyms: lock, mesh, operate, engage Definition: keep engaged Usage: engaged the gears

Similar words: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: lock, interlock Definition: become engaged or intermeshed with one another Usage: They were locked in embrace

Similar words: embrace, bosom, hug, squeeze Definition: squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness Usage: Hug me, please; They embraced; He hugged her close to him

Synonyms: lock, interlace, interlock Definition: hold in a locking position Usage: He locked his hands around her neck

Similar words: take hold, hold Definition: have or hold in one's hands or grip Usage: Hold this bowl for a moment, please; A crazy idea took hold of him

Synonyms: lock Definition: build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

Similar words: construct, make, build Definition: make by combining materials and parts Usage: this little pig made his house out of straw; Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Synonyms: lock Definition: hold fast (in a certain state) Usage: He was locked in a laughing fit

Similar words: sweep over, overtake, overwhelm, overcome, overpower, whelm Definition: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Synonyms: lock Definition: pass by means through a lock in a waterway

Similar words: go across, go through, pass Definition: go across or through Usage: We passed the point where the police car had parked; A terrible thought went through his mind