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Noun
A mechanism for keeping a door, window, lid, or container fastened, typically operated by a key
“Devin waited until he heard the lock in the door latch shut, and upon hearing it, he walked right by Sandra and walked up the stairs.”
Noun
A piece of a person's hair that coils or hangs together
“Kieran blew a lock of hair out of his eyes, exasperated.”
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The condition of being certain to happen
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Vicelike grip
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Clump of strands of something
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The act or process of preventing a thing from moving
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A forceful basketball shot
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An adjustable gate or valve used to control the flow of water through a sluice
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A device locked to the wheel of a motor car to prevent it from being driven
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A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve shell
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Firm conviction that something is the case
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Hairs collectively, especially those growing on a person's head
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A statement or assertion intended to inspire confidence
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An enclosed area of water in a port for the loading, unloading, and repair of ships
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A gateway
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An act of holding someone tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection
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To fasten with a lock, especially on doors
“She closed the door behind her and locked it with the chain lock just above her head.”
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To become fastened in place
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To clasp or entangle in a struggle or embrace
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“He wanted to lock her in his arms and crush her with a kiss, but contented himself with taking her hand and giving her an affectionate peck on the cheek.”
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Make or become rigidly fixed or immovable
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“She locked her fingers behind her head.”
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To become fastened in place
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To refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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To arrange or place something in a certain spot or position
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To wrap or cover closely
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To press (one's body or part of one's body) firmly against something in order to stay balanced
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