English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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
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This is not an instruction. This is not an order, i'm not asking everyone to stay at home and lock the door for a month. I'm saying, be thoughtful every time you contemplate getting together with a crowd or group.
I was given that alternative -- stay in White House, lock yourself in, don't ever leave. Don't even go to the Oval Office. Just stay upstairs and enjoy it. Don't see people, don't talk to people and just be done with it. And I can't do that. I had to be out front and United States is United States, United States is the United States.
What was a lock (for Oscar success) before, feels less so now, if there is a relentless flop conversation about the movie in coming weeks, it will hurt more and more in terms of awards season because people don't really give awards to flops.
Teeth record environmental variation based on the climate, even where you're growing up, that's possible because when you're growing, your teeth you actually lock in a record of the chemistry of the water and the food that you're eating and drinking. Because teeth have these tiny timelines, we can relate the chemistry to the growth to calculate ancient climate records. We can't do that with any other element of the body.
We don't lock the doors in our small town, so.
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