DICTIONARY


Definition of LOCK

noun : LOCK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed ;

  • 3. (

    ) a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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 ;

  • 5. (

    ) a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key ;

  • 6. (

    ) any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured ;

verb : LOCK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence" ;

  • 3. (

    ) become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise" ;

  • 5. (

    ) become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace" ;

  • 6. (

    ) hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit" ;

  • 8. (

    ) pass by means through a lock in a waterway ;

  • 9. (

    ) build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels ;


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