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Synonyms for lock
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lock(noun)

    a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed

    Synonyms:
    lock chamber, whorl, curl, ringlet, ignition lock

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  2. lock, curl, ringlet, whorl(noun)

    a strand or cluster of hair

    Synonyms:
    roll, gyre, ringlet butterfly, volute, coil, ignition lock, ringlet, helix, curlicue, spiral, curl, lock chamber, whorl, scroll

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  3. lock(noun)

    a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun

    Synonyms:
    lock chamber, whorl, curl, ringlet, ignition lock

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  4. lock, lock chamber(noun)

    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

    Synonyms:
    lock chamber, whorl, curl, ringlet, ignition lock

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  5. lock, ignition lock(noun)

    a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key

    Synonyms:
    lock chamber, whorl, curl, ringlet, ignition lock

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  6. lock(verb)

    any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured

    Synonyms:
    lock chamber, whorl, curl, ringlet, ignition lock

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  7. lock(verb)

    fasten with a lock

    "lock the bike to the fence"

    Synonyms:
    lock away, interlace, mesh, engage, operate, shut up, shut away, interlock, lock in, put away, lock up

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  8. engage, mesh, lock, operate(verb)

    keep engaged

    "engaged the gears"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  9. lock(verb)

    become rigid or immoveable

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

    Synonyms:
    lock away, interlace, mesh, engage, operate, shut up, shut away, interlock, lock in, put away, lock up

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  10. lock, interlock, interlace(verb)

    hold in a locking position

    "He locked his hands around her neck"

    Synonyms:
    interlace, shut away, entwine, lock in, enlace, lock away, mesh, shut up, engage, lace, operate, interlock, lock up, twine, put away, intertwine

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  11. interlock, lock(verb)

    become engaged or intermeshed with one another

    "They were locked in embrace"

    Synonyms:
    interlace, mesh, engage, lock away, operate, shut up, shut away, interlock, lock in, put away, lock up

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  12. lock(verb)

    hold fast (in a certain state)

    "He was locked in a laughing fit"

    Synonyms:
    lock away, interlace, mesh, engage, operate, shut up, shut away, interlock, lock in, put away, lock up

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  13. lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  14. lock(verb)

    pass by means through a lock in a waterway

    Synonyms:
    lock away, interlace, mesh, engage, operate, shut up, shut away, interlock, lock in, put away, lock up

    Antonyms:
    unlock

  15. lock(verb)

    build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

    Synonyms:
    lock away, interlace, mesh, engage, operate, shut up, shut away, interlock, lock in, put away, lock up

    Antonyms:
    unlock

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lock

    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.

    Synonyms:
    bar, bolt, catch, clasp, fastening, hasp, hook, latch

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lock(n.)

    Synonyms:
    lift-lock (of a canal)

  2. lock(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tuft, flock

  3. lock(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    fasten (with a lock), close fast

  4. lock(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    confine (by locking), shut up, lock up

  5. lock(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    enclose, encircle, embrace

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