Synonyms for lock
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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote
A bar is a piece of wood or metal, usually of considerable size, by which an opening is obstructed, a door held fast, etc. A bar may be movable or permanent; a bolt is a movable rod or pin of metal, sliding in a socket and adapted for securing a door or window. A lock is an arrangement by which an enclosed bolt is shot forward or backward by a key, or other device; the bolt is the essential part of the lock. A latch or catch is an accessible fastening designed to be easily movable, and simply to secure against accidental opening of the door, cover, etc. A hasp is a metallic strap that fits over a staple, calculated to be secured by a padlock; a simple hook that fits into a staple is also called a hasp. A clasp is a fastening that can be sprung into place, to draw and hold the parts of some enclosing object firmly together, as the clasp of a book.
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
lock, curl, ringlet, whorlnoun
a strand or cluster of hair
a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
lock, lock chambernoun
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
lock, ignition locknoun
a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
fasten with a lock
"lock the bike to the fence"
engage, mesh, lock, operateverb
"engaged the gears"
engross, operate, affiance, enlist, plight, operate on, run, function, hire, interlace, maneuver, take, employ, lock up, shut up, ensnarl, enmesh, pursue, control, manoeuver, go, prosecute, manoeuvre, lease, shut away, charter, betroth, mesh, wage, rent, work, lock in, lock away, absorb, occupy, interlock, put away, engage
become rigid or immoveable
"The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
lock, interlock, interlaceverb
hold in a locking position
"He locked his hands around her neck"
become engaged or intermeshed with one another
"They were locked in embrace"
hold fast (in a certain state)
"He was locked in a laughing fit"
lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock upverb
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"
throw out, toss out, lag, discard, seal in, put to sleep, immure, jug, tuck away, jail, toss away, button up, interlace, hush up, cast away, remand, lock up, still, shut up, cast aside, put behind bars, close up, dispose, clam up, imprison, put aside, shut away, belt up, cast out, chuck out, toss, throw away, be quiet, mesh, quieten, gaol, fling, dummy up, silence, lock in, keep mum, lock away, operate, tuck in, hush, interlock, put away, engage, incarcerate
pass by means through a lock in a waterway
build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
What does LOCK stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the LOCK acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
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And he then gave (Halm), in a piece of paper, a lock of hair that he had just himself cut from the back of his head, a substantial lock. And he said this one at least you can be sure is genuine.
A boy is a magical creature you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart. You can get him out of your study, but you can't get him out of your mind. Might as well give up he is your captor, your jailer, your boss and your master a freckled-faced, pint-sized, cat-chasing bundle of noise. But when you come home at night with only the shattered pieces of your hopes and dreams, he can mend them like new with two magic words Hi, Dad
A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart.
Sandy Carl I want you to kill all the gophers on the golf course Carl Spackler Correct me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers they'll lock me up and throw away the key. Sandy Not golfers, you great fool. Gophers. THE LITTLE BROWN, FURRY RODENTS. Carl Spackler We can do that. We don't even need a reason.
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