lock lock  /ˈlɑk/


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


Derived Word(s)


  1. The locks are too small to handle its 1,200-ft.
  2. The lock lay like a tremendous, zebra-striped bathtub for Paul Bunyan.
  3. The locks are too small to handle its 1,200-ft.


  1. Utah teen who used gun in robbery sentenced to juvenile lock-up

    Utah teen who used gun in robbery sentenced to juvenile lock-up by Janelle Stecklein The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 12, 2013 05:54PM MDT A boy who robbed a Holladay jewelry store when he was just 14, seriously injuring two clerks, has been sentenced to juvenile lock up. Authorities said the teen, now 16, of Murray, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and was sentenced to confinement by the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. Research and Markets: Lock & Lock Co., Ltd. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and ...

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Lock & Lock Co., Ltd. Fundamental Company Report In
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Lock-up to fight neuromuscular disease set for Thursday at Pizza Ranch

    The Muscular Dystrophy Association is hosting a lock-up at Pizza Ranch in Newton from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday to raise funds for more than 600 children and adults fighting neuromuscular disease in the Central Iowa.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Newton Daily News


  1. "If my sons told me they wanted to be in the entertainment business, I'd lock them in their rooms until they turned 30," she told US Cosmopolitan.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Britney Spears Source: The Press Association

  2. Later, as he made a presentation, Clooney said, "Our hope is that all of the players involved will lock themselves in a room and not come out until they finish. We want this to be done."
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: George Clooney Source: Forbes

  3. "Americans want us to show we're serious about lowering the debt, so the president and his allies in Congress have a choice to make: they can either vote to reduce the deficit, or they can lock arms and dig an even deeper hole of debt," said...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: The Associated Press

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