LOCK

lock

1. [Noun]: a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed

2. [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

3. [Noun]: a strand or cluster of hair

4. [Noun]: any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent''s body is twisted or pressured

5. [Noun]: a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key

6. [Noun]: a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun

7. [Verb]: become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"

8. [Verb]: build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

9. [Verb]: pass by means through a lock in a waterway

10. [Verb]: place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe"

11. [Verb]: keep engaged; "engaged the gears"

12. [Verb]: hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"

13. [Verb]: hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"

14. [Verb]: become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient''s knees tended to lock in this exercise"

15. [Verb]: fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"

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