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Definition 1: any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured - [noun denoting act]

(lock is a kind of ...) a hold used in the sport of wrestling

(... is a kind of lock ) a wrestling hold in which the opponent's arm is twisted up behind his back

(... is a kind of lock ) a wrestling hold in which the opponent's head is locked between the crook of your elbow and the side of your body

Definition 2: a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed - [noun denoting artifact]

(lock is a kind of ...) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

(... is a kind of lock ) lock that can be opened only by turning dials in a special sequence

(... is a kind of lock ) a lock in which a cylinder rotates to move a bolt; tumblers are pins; inserting the key lifts and aligns the pins to free the cylinder to rotate

(... is a kind of lock ) a lock attached to the sashes of a double hung window that can fix both in the shut position

(... is a kind of lock ) a lock on an exterior door

(... is a kind of lock ) a detachable lock; has a hinged shackle that can be passed through the staple of a hasp or the links in a chain and then snapped shut

(... is a kind of lock ) a lock whose tumblers are levers that must be raised to a given position so that the bolt can move

(... is a kind of lock ) spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key

(lock is a part of ...) the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

(lock is a part of ...) the hole where a key is inserted

(lock is a part of ...) a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown

(... is part of lock) a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.

"he raised the piano lid"

(... is part of lock) a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out

(... is part of lock) a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle

"he knocked on the door" "he slammed the door as he left"

(... is part of lock) a movable barrier in a fence or wall

Definition 3: a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lock in the sense of this definition

(lock is a kind of ...) a device that retards something's motion

"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

(... is part of lock) switch that operates a solenoid that closes a circuit to operate the starter

Definition 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lock in the sense of this definition

(lock is a kind of ...) a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose

(... is part of lock) long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation

Definition 5: a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun - [noun denoting artifact]

(lock is a kind of ...) device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

(... is part of lock) a portable gun

"he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"

Definition 6: a strand or cluster of hair - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for lock in the sense of this definition

(lock is a kind of ...) a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss

"he combed his hair" "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"

(... is a kind of lock ) a fat sausage-shaped curl

(... is a kind of lock ) a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead

(... is a kind of lock ) a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled

(... is a kind of lock ) one of many long thin braids of hair radiating from the scalp; popularized by Rastafarians

(... is part of lock) the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

Definition 7: become rigid or immoveable - [verb of change]

Samples where lock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise

(lock is a kind of ...) get caught

"make sure the gear is engaged"

Definition 8: fasten with a lock - [verb of contact]

Samples where lock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lock the bike to the fence

(lock is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(... is a kind of lock ) fasten with a padlock

(... is a kind of lock ) secure or lock with a bolt

"bolt the door"

Definition 9: keep engaged - [verb of contact]

Samples where lock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • engaged the gears

Synonyms for lock in the sense of this definition

(lock is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of lock ) cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

"switch on the light" "throw the lever"

(... is a kind of lock ) keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot

"Don't ride the clutch!"

Definition 10: place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape - [verb of contact]

Samples where lock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
  • She locked her jewels in the safe

Synonyms for lock in the sense of this definition

(lock is a kind of ...) prevent from leaving or from being removed

Definition 11: become engaged or intermeshed with one another - [verb of contact]

Samples where lock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They were locked in embrace

Synonyms for lock in the sense of this definition

(lock is a kind of ...) hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

"Hug me, please" "They embraced" "He hugged her close to him"

Definition 12: hold in a locking position - [verb of contact]

Samples where lock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He locked his hands around her neck

Synonyms for lock in the sense of this definition

(lock is a kind of ...) have or hold in one's hands or grip

"Hold this bowl for a moment, please" "A crazy idea took hold of him"

Definition 13: build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels - [verb of creation]

(lock is a kind of ...) make by combining materials and parts

"this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

Definition 14: hold fast (in a certain state) - [verb of emotion]

Samples where lock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was locked in a laughing fit

(lock is a kind of ...) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Definition 15: pass by means through a lock in a waterway - [verb of motion]

(lock is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

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