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Meaning of lock

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly
      2: a strand or cluster of hair [syn: {lock}, {curl}, {ringlet},
      3: a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
      4: 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 [syn: {lock}, {lock chamber}]
      5: a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent
         the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key [syn:
         {lock}, {ignition lock}]
      6: any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body
         is twisted or pressured
      v 1: fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence" [ant:
      2: keep engaged; "engaged the gears" [syn: {engage}, {mesh},
         {lock}, {operate}] [ant: {disengage}, {withdraw}]
      3: become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the
         patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise" [ant:
      4: hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her
         neck" [syn: {lock}, {interlock}, {interlace}]
      5: become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were
         locked in embrace" [syn: {interlock}, {lock}]
      6: hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing
      7: 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" [syn: {lock
         in}, {lock away}, {lock}, {put away}, {shut up}, {shut away},
         {lock up}]
      8: pass by means through a lock in a waterway
      9: build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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