1. a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
2. a strand or cluster of hair
3. a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
Definition categories: man–made, mechanism
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
Definition categories: man–made, enclosure
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
Definition categories: act
1. fasten with a lock
- lock the bike to the fence
2. keep engaged
3. become rigid or immoveable
- The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise
4. hold in a locking position
- He locked his hands around her neck
5. become engaged or intermeshed with one another
- They were locked in embrace
Similar word(s): interlock
6. hold fast (in a certain state)
- He was locked in a laughing fit
7. 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
8. pass by means through a lock in a waterway
9. build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
Sentences with lock as a verb:
- If you put the brakes on too hard, the wheels will lock.
- Remember to lock the door when you leave.
- This door locks with a key.
- with his hands locked behind his back
- We locked arms and stepped out into the night.
- a pop and lock routine