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