Synonyms of lock in English:

lock1

noun

verb

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  • 2 wedge-shaped pins are driven in to lock the parts together
    join, interlock, mesh, engage, link, unite, connect, combine, yoke, mate; couple
    wedge-shaped pins are driven in to lock the parts together
    [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

local politicians locked horns with one another quarreldisagreehave a disputewranglebickerbe at oddsbe at loggerheadslock antlerscross swordsfightdo battleengage in conflictcontendchallenge informalhave a dust-uphave a scraphave a barney

lock something in

the beach is locked in by headlands at each end encloseencirclesurroundencompassboundringcircleenvelopshut inhem inhedge in

lock someone out

she was locked out of her office people locked out of the job market keep outshut outrefuse entrance todeny admittance toexcludebardebarbanostracizebanishexile

lock someone up

he was locked up for burglary imprisonjailincarceratesend to prisonput behind barsput under lock and keyput in chainsput/throw into ironsclap in ironshold captivedetainremandinternimpoundimmureshut upshut inconfinecagepencoop upfence inpen inwall inmew (up) informalsend downput awayput inside

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