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  • n  a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • n  a strand or cluster of hair
  • n  a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
  • 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
  • n  a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
  • n  any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
  • v  fasten with a lock
    lock the bike to the fence
  • v  keep engaged
  • v  become rigid or immoveable
    The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise
  • v  hold in a locking position
    He locked his hands around her neck
  • v  become engaged or intermeshed with one another
    They were locked in embrace
  • v  hold fast (in a certain state)
    He was locked in a laughing fit
  • v  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
  • v  pass by means through a lock in a waterway
  • v  build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

  • Ship enters first lock from ocean --Culvert --Lock 1 --Lock 2 --Miraflores Lake Water from Miraflores Lake enters first lock through culvert system, elevating ship to level of .
  • The locks are too small to handle its 1,200-ft.
  • The lock lay like a tremendous, zebra-striped bathtub for Paul Bunyan.
News & Articles


  • Britney Spears in The Press Association
    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.
  • George Clooney in Forbes
    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."
  • Mitch McConnell in The Associated Press
    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...

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