There are 2 translations of lock in Spanish:

lock1

Pronunciation: /lɑːk; lɒk/

n

  • 1 c (device) cerradura (f), cerrojo (m), chapa (f) (AmL) 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
  • 3 c (of hair) mechón (m) her golden locks [liter or hum] sus rizos de oro [liter o hum] his greasy locks [humorístico/humorous] sus greñas grasientas
  • 4 c (in wrestling) llave (f) arm/head lock llave de brazo/cabeza to have a lock on sth (AmE) tener* el control de algo
  • 5 u (BrE) [Auto] tope (m), retén (m) 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 giro

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 2 translations of lock in Spanish:

lock2

vt

  • 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 in sth 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

vi

  • 1.1 (fasten, secure) [door/case] cerrarse* con llave 1.2 (become immobile) [catch] trabarse; [wheel] bloquearse

Phrasal verbs

lock away

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[valuables] guardar bajo llave; [person] encerrar*

lock in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o

lock into

v + o + prep + o
to become locked into a relationship quedar atrapado en una relación

lock on

v + adv
quedar sujeto

lock onto

v + prep + o
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 out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
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 [Lab Rel] hubo un cierre or (AmL tb) un paro patronal or un lock-out

lock up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 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) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], asegurar he has the appointment locked up tiene el nombramiento asegurado or [familiar/colloquial] en el bote or (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] en la bolsa 1.1v + adv cerrar* (con llave)

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.