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lock

 
Noun lock has 6 senses
  1. lock - a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
    --1 is a kind of
    fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
    --1 is a part of gate; drawer; door; lid
    --1 has parts: bolt, deadbolt; keyhole; tumbler
    --1 has particulars:
     combination lock; cylinder lock; doorlock; latch, door latch; lever lock; padlock; sash fastener, sash lock, window lock
    Derived form: verb lock1
  2. lock, curl, ringlet, whorl - a strand or cluster of hair
    --2 is a kind of hair
    --2 is a part of hairdo, hair style, coiffure
    --2 has particulars: sausage curl; forelock; crimp; dreadlock
  3. lock - a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
    --3 is a kind of
    mechanism
    --3 is a part of firearm, piece, small-arm
  4. lock, lock chamber - 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
    --4 is a kind of enclosure
    --4 is a part of canal
    Derived forms: verb lock9, verb lock8
  5. lock, ignition lock - a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
    --5 is a kind of restraint, constraint
    --5 is a part of ignition switch
  6. lock - any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
    --6 is a kind of
    wrestling hold
    --6 has particulars: hammerlock; headlock
    Derived forms: verb lock5, verb lock4
Verb lock has 9 senses
  1. lock - fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"
    --1 is one way to
    fasten, fix, secure
    Antonyms: unlock
    Derived forms: noun lock1, noun locker2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. engage, mesh, lock, operate - keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
    --2 is one way to move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. lock - become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
    --3 is one way to
    engage
    Antonyms: unlock
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  4. lock, interlock, interlace - hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"
    --4 is one way to hold, take hold
    Derived form: noun lock6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. interlock, lock - become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"
    --5 is one way to embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze
    Derived form: noun lock6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  6. lock - hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"
    --6 is one way to
    overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  7. lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up - 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"
    --7 is one way to confine
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  8. lock - pass by means through a lock in a waterway
    --8 is one way to
    pass, go through, go across
    Derived forms: noun lock4, noun lockage2, noun lockage3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  9. lock - build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
    --9 is one way to
    construct, build, make
    Derived forms: noun lock4, noun lockage2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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