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What is another word for locking?

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Present participle for to fasten with a lock, especially on doors
“They could hear the jailer turn around and lock the door behind him.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to join together via a locking action or mechanism
“Kit saw her lock her fingers together tightly to still their trembling.”
Present participle for 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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