- 1 countable/numerable (device) cerradura (feminine), cerrojo (masculine), chapa (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) under lock and key bajo llave lock, stock and barrel he sold up lock, stock and barrel vendió absolutamente todo she rejected the plan lock, stock and barrel rechazó el plan de lleno or de plano
- 2 countable/numerable (on canal) esclusa (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) lock gate compuerta (feminine) (de la esclusa)Example sentences
- It was nicknamed the Everest of canals because its 91 locks lifted boats 600 ft.
- During low stages on the Mississippi River, flood control locks are opened seasonally to drain the interior floodplain waters.
- But a surprising number of deaths are also caused because manatees have no fear of Florida's underwater canal gates and locks.
- 3 countable/numerable (in wrestling) llave (feminine) arm/head lock llave de brazo/cabeza to have a lock on sth (American English/inglés norteamericano) tener* el control de algoExample sentences
- I worked out ways to defeat the headlocks, body locks and rear holds from wrestling.
- The Kimura lock is the favourite armlock of Marcus Soares: once he locks it on, there is no escape.
- This is the reason leg locks are barred in judo contests.
- 4 uncountable/no numerable (British English/inglés británico) [Cars/Automovilismo] tope (masculine), retén (masculine) keep it on full lock dale al volante hasta el tope this car has a good lock este coche tiene un buen radio or ángulo de giroExample sentences
- Andrew said the thieves had cut through his bike lock before stealing the machine, which had been parked off Fossgate.
- A protective husband accused of beating a man to death with a steering lock after his wife's car was damaged acted in self-defence, a court heard yesterday.
- You've tried three times now, and all you've managed to do is break the steering lock.
- Out of the hairpins the H1 is perfectly happy at 45 degrees, with half a turn of opposite lock and the rear wheels spinning up a treat.
- The steering lock is not brilliant, but it never is on a race car, though of course at racing speeds you do not need much lock to change direction!
- Turning lock is good though and despite no power steering, it's relatively easy to manoeuvre for a big car.
- This culminates in a hairpin taken in first gear with the steering wheel virtually at full lock.
- Thus, at a crawl, you can achieve full lock in three-quarters of a turn of the steering wheel - which means that you can reverse into a parking space without winding your arms around each other and gradually dislocating your shoulders.
- Even on full lock and teasing it with your right foot, the car just glides around with no kickback through the power assisted steering.
- 5 countable/numerable lock (forward) (in rugby) delantero, (masculine, feminine) de segunda línea (masculine)Example sentences
- It is her plan to represent Scotland as a lock forward at Rugby that causes both her mother and me the most concern.
- Just like last weekend's international match, this game was dominated by a red card to a lock forward and, just like last Sunday, it came after just 20 minutes.
- And it must have been pretty hard accepting having a lock forward move back into his eighthman spot for the two biggest matches in South Africa's proud rugby history.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (fasten) [door/room/car] cerrar* (con llave) to lock sb in a room encerrar* a algn en una habitación he locked the money in the chest guardó el dinero bajo llave en el cofre 1.2 (immobilize) [wheel/steering wheel] bloquearto be locked
insth locked in a passionate embrace fundidos en un apasionado abrazo they are locked in a loveless marriage están atrapados en un matrimonio sin amor they are locked in a battle of wills están enzarzados en una lucha de resistencia
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
Verbos con partícula
lock awayverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [valuables] guardar bajo llave; [person] encerrar*
lock inverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento encerrar*
lock intoverb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento to become locked into a relationship quedar atrapado en una relación
lock onverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio quedar sujeto
lock ontoverb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento the module locks onto the vessel el módulo se acopla a la nave the receiver locks onto the station automatically el receptor capta la estación automáticamente he locked onto the question of finance no hubo quien lo sacara del tema de la financiación
lock outverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento I locked myself out (of the house) this morning esta mañana me quedé afuera sin llaves para volver a entrar the workers were locked out hubo un cierre or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) un paro patronal or un lock-out
lock up verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 [valuables] guardar bajo llave; [person] encerrar* 1.2 [house/shop] cerrar* con llave 1.3 [capital] atar my money is locked up in the business mi dinero está atado or metido en el negocio 1.4 (make sure of) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], asegurar he has the appointment locked up tiene el nombramiento asegurado or [colloquial/familiar] en el bote or (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] en la bolsa 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio cerrar* (con llave)
- (of hair) mechón (masculine) her golden locks [liter or hum] sus rizos de oro [liter o hum] his greasy locks sus greñas grasientas