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Definitions of lock:
  • noun:   any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
  • noun:   a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • noun:   a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
  • 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
  • noun:   a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
  • noun:   a strand or cluster of hair
  • verb:   pass by means through a lock in a waterway
  • verb:   become rigid or immoveable
    Example: "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
  • verb:   fasten with a lock
    Example: "Lock the bike to the fence"
  • verb:   hold in a locking position
    Example: "He locked his hands around her neck"
  • verb:   build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
  • verb:   hold fast (in a certain state)
    Example: "He was locked in a laughing fit"
  • verb:   become engaged or intermeshed with one another
    Example: "They were locked in embrace"
  • verb:   place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    Example: "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"
  • verb:   keep engaged
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #4930)

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See lock used in context: 100 poetry verses, 19 Shakespeare works, 3 Mother Goose rhymes, 2 Bible passages, 61 definitions

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