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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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"You - you are sure you know a lock, when you do see one?" I asked hesitatingly, not wishing to offend her.
The river stretched out straight before us in the twilight for about a mile; not a ghost of a lock was to be seen.
I said that the fact evidently was that I was not rowing as fast as I fancied I was, but that we should soon reach the lock now; and I pulled on for another mile.
There was Wallingford lock, clearly marked, a mile and a half below Benson's.
I still went on pulling, however, and still no lock came in sight, and the river grew more and more gloomy and mysterious under the gathering shadows of night, and things seemed to be getting weird and uncanny.
I hailed them, and asked if they could tell me the way to Wallingford lock; and I explained that I had been looking for it for the last two hours.
He had been known for years past as an inveterate drunkard, he had been seen overnight going home in liquor; he had been found locked up in his room, with the key inside the door, and the latch of the window bolted also.
He slowly revolved in his mind the incidents of the evening--the open, unguarded gate; the lighted doorway--the only one he had seen thus open and lighted along the avenue he had followed; the advance of the warriors at precisely the moment that he could find no other avenue of escape or concealment; the corridors and chambers that led past many locked doors to this underground prison leaving no other path for him to pursue.
But Legree locked his door and set a chair against it; he set a night-lamp at the head of his bed; and put his pistols there.
It was shut and locked, and the man fell down in a swoon.
The locked writing-desk, which probably contained the only clew to Alicia's retreat that I was likely to find, was in its usual place on the table.
Never mind the rumpus upstairs--there's nobody outside to help them; and the gate's locked, if there was."
When you remove all electrical and hydraulic power from the aircraft, the swivel locks should automatically unlock, but in some cases a swivel lock may stay engaged and the wheel won't be able to rotate.