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Synonyms of lock in English:


  • 1 the lock on the door
    bolt, catch, fastener, clasp, bar, hasp, latch
  • verb

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  • 1 he locked the door
    padlock, latch, chain
    [Antonyms] unlock, open
  • 2 they locked arms
    join, interlock, intertwine, link, mesh, engage, unite, connect, yoke, mate;
    [Antonyms] separate, divide
  • 3 the wheels locked
    become stuck, stick, jam, become/make immovable, become/make rigid
  • 4 he locked her in an embrace
    clasp, grasp, embrace, hug, squeeze, clench
  • Phrases

    lock horns

    he's locked horns with every boss he's ever had

    lock lips

    informal I saw you locking lips with Quinn
    informalsmooch, peck, neck, canoodle, make out

    lock someone out of

    we were locked out of the conference
    keep out of, shut out of/from, refuse entrance to, deny admittance to;
    exclude from, bar from, debar from, ban from

    lock someone up

    take him away and lock him up
    imprison, jail, incarcerate, send to prison, put behind bars, put under lock and key, put in chains, clap in irons, cage, pen, coop up
    informalput away, put inside

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