Meaning of lock

Definition of lock

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

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