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lock (>Vietnamese)

n

1: a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed

2: a strand or cluster of hair [syn: curl, ringlet, whorl]

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 [syn: lock chamber]

5: a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key [syn: ignition lock]

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

v

1: fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence" [ant: unlock, unlock]

2: keep engaged; "engaged the gears" [syn: engage, mesh, operate] [ant: disengage]

3: become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise" [ant: unlock]

4: hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck" [syn: interlock, interlace]

5: become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace" [syn: 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" [syn: lock in, lock away, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up]

8: pass by means through a lock in a waterway

9: build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

Adjacent words: Loch Linnhe | Loch Ness | Loch Ness monster | Lochaber ax | lochia | loci | loci | lock | lock away | lock chamber | lock in | lock out | lock ring | lock up | lock washer | lockage

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