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Noun
A mechanism for keeping a door, window, lid, or container fastened
“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.”
Noun
The condition of being certain to happen
“Initially, McGraw felt that the New York Highlanders were a lock to win the American League.”
Noun
A clump or bunch of hair
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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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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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Vicelike grip
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An adjustable gate or valve used to control the flow of water through a sluice
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Firm conviction that something is the case
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A statement or assertion intended to inspire confidence
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A gateway
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An act of holding someone tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection
Verb
To fasten with a lock, especially on doors
“They could hear the jailer turn around and lock the door behind him.”
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To clasp or entangle in a struggle or embrace
“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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To join together via a locking action or mechanism
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“Kit saw her lock her fingers together tightly to still their trembling.”
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To make or become rigidly fixed or immovable
“As it picks up the slack of the string, the tuning peg will tighten and lock itself in place.”
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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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