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KK Pronunciation

〔 lɑk 〕


〔 lɒk 〕

Overview of noun lock

The noun lock has 6 senses

  • lock -- (a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed)

  • lock, curl, ringlet, whorl -- (a strand or cluster of hair)

  • lock -- (a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun)

  • lock, lock chamber -- (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 -- (a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key)

  • lock -- (any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured)

Overview of verb lock

The verb lock has 9 senses

  • lock -- (fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence")

  • engage, mesh, lock, operate -- (keep engaged; "engaged the gears")

  • lock -- (become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise")

  • lock, interlock, interlace -- (hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck")

  • interlock, lock -- (become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace")

  • lock -- (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 -- (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")

  • lock -- (pass by means through a lock in a waterway)

  • lock -- (build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels)