Nouns (12)

lock
n. any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
lock
n. a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
ignition lock, lock
n. a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
lock chamber, lock
n. enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it
lock
n. a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
ringlet, whorl, curl, lock
n. a strand or cluster of hair
lock
n. the act of making a file or other piece of data inaccessible

Verbs (13)

lock
v. become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
lock
v. fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"
operate, lock, mesh, engage
v. keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
lock, interlock
v. become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"
interlace, interlock, lock
v. hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"
lock
v. build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
lock
v. change the attributes of a file in order to make the information inaccessible

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Fuzzynyms (102)

hold, grip, grasp, clutches, clutch, clench, clasp
n. the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
occlusion
n. (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed
clinch, clamp
n. a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
levee
n. an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing
hasp
n. a fastener for a door or lid; a hinged metal plate is fitted over a staple and is locked with a pin or padlock
hook
n. a catch for locking a door
latch
n. catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove
head gate
n. a gate upstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end
head gate
n. a gate upstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end
strand
n. a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)
twist, tress, plait, braid
n. a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
fibril, strand, filament
n. a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
adhere
v. follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; "They adhered to their plan"
immix, merge, combine, meld, coalesce, fuse, commingle, conflate, mix, flux, blend
v. mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
call for, invite
v. request the participation or presence of; "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"
undertake, contract
v. enter into a contractual arrangement
utilise, employ, apply, utilize, use
v. put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
clasp
v. hold firmly and tightly
cut off, amputate
v. remove surgically; "amputate limbs"
conjoin, join
v. make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
fill up, close
v. fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
link up, tie, link, connect
v. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
link, yoke
v. link with or as with a yoke; "yoke the oxen together"
get under one's skin, get
v. irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
turn out, turn off, switch off, cut
v. cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
transplant
v. be transplantable; "These delicate plants do not transplant easily"
splice
v. join together so as to form new genetic combinations; "splice genes"
intertwine, loop
v. make a loop in; "loop a rope"
intertwine, tat
v. make lacework by knotting or looping
transfer, transplant
v. lift and reset in another soil or situation; "Transplant the young rice plants"
move into, go in, go into, get in, get into, come in, enter
v. to come or go into; "the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"
transfer, remove
v. shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes; "He removed his children to the countryside"; "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"; "remove a case to another court"
enlist, engage
v. hire for work or assistance; "engage aid, help, services, or support"
sequester
v. requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
move out, take out, remove
v. cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
lease, charter, hire, rent
v. hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
commission
v. put into commission; equip for service; of ships
put away, gaol, put behind bars, immure, remand, jug, jail, lag, incarcerate, imprison
v. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

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Antonyms (14)

unlock
v. become unlocked; "The door unlocked from the inside"
unlock
v. become unlocked; "The door unlocked from the inside"
unlock
v. open the lock of; "unlock the door"
let go of, relinquish, release, let go
v. release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
let go of, relinquish, release, let go
v. release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
withdraw, disengage
v. release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
unlock
v. undo the locking of a file in order to make the information accessible again

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