a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
lock, curl, ringlet, whorl(noun)
a strand or cluster of hair
a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
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
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
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, operate(verb)
"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, interlace(verb)
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 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"
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
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.
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Washington has the key for positive change ... So take the first step ... Without this step, this lock will not be unlocked.
While I am 100% pro-breast-feeding and would love for every mom to at least attempt it if it works for them, you can't lock up formula and have people have to request it in a way that's shaming because that's not helping breast-feeding. That's not going to help any mother breast-feed, to make them worry too much if I can't breast-feed, am I going to be shamed into my choice? i think formula should be available and not in a way that you have to sign a waiver that you're aware you're giving your child formula if you need to.
Safe in thy breast close lock up thy intents, For he that knows thy purpose best prevents.
She tried to distance herself from Trump the candidate, and I think we saw, since Trump has been in office, she has voted more than 90 percent of the time lock step with the president.
We deemed the altercation a fight. Therefore, by rule, theyre both ejected, i just saw them each lock arms. And that escalated to the fight.
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