Definitions for lock

Definitions for (noun) lock

Main entry: lock

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

Main entry: lock

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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: lock

Definition: a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun

Main entry: whorl, lock, ringlet, curl

Definition: a strand or cluster of hair

Definitions for (verb) lock

Main entry: lock

Definition: become rigid or immoveable

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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: lock

Definition: fasten with a lock

Usage: lock the bike to the fence

Main entry: lock, mesh, operate, engage

Definition: keep engaged

Usage: engaged the gears

Main entry: lock, interlock

Definition: become engaged or intermeshed with one another

Usage: They were locked in embrace

Main entry: lock, interlace, interlock

Definition: hold in a locking position

Usage: He locked his hands around her neck

Main entry: lock

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

Main entry: lock

Definition: hold fast (in a certain state)

Usage: He was locked in a laughing fit

Main entry: lock

Definition: pass by means through a lock in a waterway

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