- 1 countable (device) under lock and keylock, stock and barrelhe sold up lock, stock and barrelbajo llaveshe rejected the plan lock, stock and barrelvendió absolutamente todorechazó el plan de lleno or de planoExample 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.
- 2 countable (on canal) (before noun) lock gateExample 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 (in wrestling) arm/head lockto have a lock on something (American English)llave de brazo/cabezatener 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 (British English) (Cars) keep it on full lockthis car has a good lockdale al volante hasta el topeeste coche tiene un buen radio or ángulo de giroExample sentences
- 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 countablelock (forward) (in rugby)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.
- 1.1 (fasten)(door/room/car)to lock somebody in a roomhe locked the money in the chestencerrar a alguien en una habitación1.2 (immobilize)guardó el dinero bajo llave en el cofre(wheel/steering wheel)to be locked
insomethinglocked in a passionate embracethey are locked in a loveless marriagefundidos en un apasionado abrazothey are locked in a battle of willsestán atrapados en un matrimonio sin amorestán enzarzados en una lucha de resistenciaExample sentences
- She closed the door behind her and locked it with the chain lock just above her head.
- He then left the room, shutting the door behind him, and locking it securely.
- I sprinted up the stairs and shut my bedroom door behind me, locking it securely.
- 1.1 (fasten, secure)(door/case)1.2 (become immobile)cerrarse con llave(catch)trabarse(wheel)bloquearseExample sentences
- The outer doors lock automatically at 8:00 p.m., three hours after the retail section has shut down.
- Hurriedly, they moved inside and toward another elevator, the door locking automatically behind them.
- What's more, when he enters, the doors lock automatically and he's trapped inside.
- He stepped forward rigidly, his eyes locking on hers.
- Shooting doesn't require the knees to be visibly bent; the point is they shouldn't be rigidly locked.
- His armed were pinned down at his side, his legs locked rigidly parallel of each other.
- to become locked into a relationship
- the module locks onto the vessel
- I locked myself out (of the house) this morning
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
- (of hair) her golden locks [liter or hum]his greasy lockssus rizos de oro[liter o hum]sus greñas grasientasExample sentences
- His eyebrows knit angrily together under a lock of loose black hair.
- He had thick black hair, a lock of which was hanging over his eye.
- She twisted a lock of bright hair between her fingers.
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