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Synonyms for lock

Synonyms for lock

to shut in with or as if with bars

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a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun

enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level

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a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key

any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured

keep engaged

become rigid or immoveable

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hold in a locking position

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become engaged or intermeshed with one another

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hold fast (in a certain state)

place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape

pass by means through a lock in a waterway

build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

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There was no advantage in locking ourselves up anywhere upstairs where the original doors and locks were much lighter.
It was some time however before she could unfasten the door, the same difficulty occurring in the management of this inner lock as of the outer; but at length it did open; and not vain, as hitherto, was her search; her quick eyes directly fell on a roll of paper pushed back into the further part of the cavity, apparently for concealment, and her feelings at that moment were indescribable.
The very curtains of her bed seemed at one moment in motion, and at another the lock of her door was agitated, as if by the attempt of somebody to enter.
Ten minutes after, he saw her leave the room again, and lock it twice.
Boxtel, who saw all this whilst hiding himself on the landing-place of the staircase above, descended step by step from his story as Rosa descended from hers; so that, when she touched with her light foot the lowest step of the staircase, Boxtel touched with a still lighter hand the lock of Rosa's chamber.
Don't forget to lock the other door there, in the dressing-room.
Some must guard the watch, some the fan, "And thou Crispissa, tend her fav'rite lock," he says.
I heard him open his door, and bang it to, and lock it.
The doctor and the debtor ran down-stairs, leaving the turnkey to return to the lock, and made for the debtor's room.
Sikes made no reply; but, pulling open the door, of which Fagin had turned the lock, dashed into the silent streets.
I am the Deputy Lock, on job, and this is the Lock-house.
Alone, except for a certain respectable and orderly young man, an artist in the daguerreotype line, who, for about three months back, had been a lodger in a remote gable,--quite a house by itself, indeed,--with locks, bolts, and oaken bars on all the intervening doors.
He had also a lot of hair which tumbled over his forehead in heavy locks and made his thin face seem smaller.
Take them all back to prison and put double locks on the door.
THE Warden of a Penitentiary was one day putting locks on the doors of all the cells when a mechanic said to him: