meaning: any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured (noun)

meaning: a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed (noun)

meaning: a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key (noun)

synonyms:ignition lock,

meaning: enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level (noun)

synonyms:lock chamber,

meaning: a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun (noun)

meaning: a strand or cluster of hair (noun)

synonyms:ringlet, whorl, curl,

meaning: become rigid or immoveable (verb)

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

meaning: put in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape (verb)

example:The parents locked their children up for the weekend.

synonyms:shut up, put away, lock in, lock away, shut away, lock up,

meaning: fasten with a lock (verb)

example:lock the bike to the fence

meaning: keep engaged (verb)


meaning: become engaged or intermeshed with one another (verb)

example:They were locked in embrace


meaning: to hold in a locking position (verb)

example:They locked their hands around the boulder.


meaning: build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels (verb)

meaning: hold fast in a certain state (verb)

example:I was locked in a laughing fit.

meaning: pass by means through a lock in a waterway (verb)