Synonyms of lock in English:

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lock1

noun

  • she turned the key in the lock
  • verb

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  • 1 he locked the door behind him
    bolt, fasten, bar, secure, make secure, make fast, seal;
    padlock, latch, chain
    [Antonyms] unlock, open
  • 2 wedge-shaped pins are driven in to lock the parts together
    join, interlock, mesh, engage, link, unite, connect, combine, yoke, mate;
    couple
    [Antonyms] separate, divide
  • 3 the wheels locked and the car careered across the road
    become stuck, stick, jam, become/make immovable, become/make rigid
  • 4 he locked her in an ecstatic embrace
    clasp, clench, grasp, embrace, hug, squeeze
  • Phrases

    lock horns

    1
    local politicians locked horns with one another
    quarrel, disagree, have a dispute, wrangle, bicker, be at odds, be at loggerheads, lock antlers, cross swords;
    fight, do battle, engage in conflict, contend;
    challenge
    informal have a dust-up, have a scrap, have a barney

    lock something in

    2
    the beach is locked in by headlands at each end

    lock someone out

    3
    she was locked out of her office people locked out of the job market
    keep out, shut out, refuse entrance to, deny admittance to;
    exclude, bar, debar, ban, ostracize, banish, exile

    lock someone up

    4
    he was locked up for burglary
    imprison, jail, incarcerate, send to prison, put behind bars, put under lock and key, put in chains, put/throw into irons, clap in irons, hold captive;
    informal send down, put away, put inside

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    lock2

    noun

  • a lock of hair
    tress, tuft, curl;
    hank;
    strand, wisp;
    snippet
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