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lock1

lock1

 
 
pronunciation:
lak
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mechanical device for keeping others from opening a door, window, or a safe. Locks are usually opened with a key or a combination.
 
similar words:
bolt, catch, clasp, latch, padlock, safety
definition 2: part of a canal that is closed off with gates in order to change the level of water in an area. A lock lets a ship move safely from one level of water to another.
similar words:
sluice
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: locked, locking, locks
definition 1: to keep closed by means of a lock.
We locked all of the doors and windows of our house when we left for vacation.
synonyms:
bolt, fasten, padlock
antonyms:
unlock
similar words:
bar, clamp, latch, seal, secure
definition 2: to jail or keep in prison (usually followed by "up" or "in").
The sheriff locked up the prisoner.
synonyms:
confine, imprison, jail
similar words:
cage, coop, enclose, pen, seal, secure
definition 3: to hold together by joining or linking together.
The people at the protest locked arms when the police came.
synonyms:
connect, join, link
similar words:
twine, twist
derivation: lockable (adj.)
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