Definition Of Lock

  • a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
  • place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
  • 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
  • hold in a locking position
  • keep engaged
  • a strand or cluster of hair
  • become engaged or intermeshed with one another
  • a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
  • any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
  • become rigid or immoveable
  • build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
  • fasten with a lock
  • hold fast (in a certain state)
  • pass by means through a lock in a waterway

Syllables : lock

Pronunciation : lɑk

Example Sentences

  • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend. (verb)
  • She locked her jewels in the safe. (verb)
  • He locked his hands around her neck. (verb)
  • They were locked in embrace. (verb)
  • The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise. (verb)
  • lock the bike to the fence. (verb)
  • He was locked in a laughing fit. (verb)