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  Words related to lock

Related / Similar Words: ignition lock, lock chamber, curl, ringlet, whorl, lock in, lock away, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up, engage, mesh, operate, interlock, interlace

 

Definition:
  • any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent''s body is twisted or pressured;
  • a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed;
  • a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key;
  • 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;
  • a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun;
  • a strand or cluster of hair;
  • become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient''s knees tended to lock in this exercise";
  • 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";
  • fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence";
  • keep engaged; "engaged the gears";
  • become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace";
  • hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck";
  • build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels;
  • hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit";
  • pass by means through a lock in a waterway;

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    See Also: lock in, lock away, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up

     

    Hyponyms: hammerlock, headlock, combination lock, cylinder lock, doorlock, latch, door latch, lever lock, padlock, sash fastener, sash lock, window lock, sausage curl, forelock, crimp, dreadlock, bolt, throw, flip, switch, ride

     

    Part Meronyms: gate, drawer, door, lid, ignition switch, canal, firearm, piece, small-arm, hairdo, hair style, coiffure

     

    Derivational Morphology: interlock, interlace, curl, wave, locking, lockup, locker, operation, engagement, mesh, meshing, interlocking, lock chamber, lockage

     

    Language Translations:
    Bosnian: brava   Bulgarian: ключалка  
    Catalan: cadenat   Dutch: slot  
    Finnish: lukko   French: serrure  
    German: Schloss   Hindi: ताला  
    Italian: serratura   Macedonian: брава  
    Portuguese: fechadura   Russian: замок  
    Slovak: zámok   Slovene: ključavnica  
    Swedish: lås   Telugu: తాళము  
    Urdu: تالا  
     
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