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in·ter·lock

 (ĭn′tər-lŏk′)
v. in·ter·locked, in·ter·lock·ing, in·ter·locks
v.tr.
1. To unite or join closely as by hooking or dovetailing.
2. To connect together (parts of a mechanism, for example) so that the individual parts affect each other in motion or operation.
v.intr.
To become united or joined closely, as by hooking or dovetailing.
n. (ĭn′tər-lŏk′)
1. A mechanical device that prevents a component from functioning when another component is functioning or situated in a particular way.
2. A stretchy fabric knitted with interlocking stitches by alternating sets of needles on a circular knitting machine.

interlock

vb
to join or be joined firmly, as by a mutual interconnection of parts
n
1. the act of interlocking or the state of being interlocked
2. (Electronics) a device, esp one operated electromechanically, used in a logic circuit or electrical safety system to prevent an activity being initiated unless preceded by certain events
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a closely knitted fabric
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) (of fabric) closely knitted
ˈinterˌlocker n

in•ter•lock

(v. ˌɪn tərˈlɒk; n. ˈɪn tərˌlɒk)
v.i.
1. to fit into each other, as parts of machinery, so that all action is synchronized.
2. to interweave, interlace, or interrelate, one with another: The branches of the trees interlock to form an archway.
v.t.
3. to lock one with another.
4. to fit (parts) together to ensure coordinated action.
n.
5. the condition of being interlocked.
6. a device for preventing a mechanism from operating when another mechanism is in such a position that the two operating simultaneously might produce undesirable results.
7. a stretch fabric made with a circular knitting machine having two alternating sets of long and short needles.
[1625–35]
in`ter•lock′er, n.

interlock


Past participle: interlocked
Gerund: interlocking

Imperative
interlock
interlock
Present
I interlock
you interlock
he/she/it interlocks
we interlock
you interlock
they interlock
Preterite
I interlocked
you interlocked
he/she/it interlocked
we interlocked
you interlocked
they interlocked
Present Continuous
I am interlocking
you are interlocking
he/she/it is interlocking
we are interlocking
you are interlocking
they are interlocking
Present Perfect
I have interlocked
you have interlocked
he/she/it has interlocked
we have interlocked
you have interlocked
they have interlocked
Past Continuous
I was interlocking
you were interlocking
he/she/it was interlocking
we were interlocking
you were interlocking
they were interlocking
Past Perfect
I had interlocked
you had interlocked
he/she/it had interlocked
we had interlocked
you had interlocked
they had interlocked
Future
I will interlock
you will interlock
he/she/it will interlock
we will interlock
you will interlock
they will interlock
Future Perfect
I will have interlocked
you will have interlocked
he/she/it will have interlocked
we will have interlocked
you will have interlocked
they will have interlocked
Future Continuous
I will be interlocking
you will be interlocking
he/she/it will be interlocking
we will be interlocking
you will be interlocking
they will be interlocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been interlocking
you have been interlocking
he/she/it has been interlocking
we have been interlocking
you have been interlocking
they have been interlocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been interlocking
you will have been interlocking
he/she/it will have been interlocking
we will have been interlocking
you will have been interlocking
they will have been interlocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been interlocking
you had been interlocking
he/she/it had been interlocking
we had been interlocking
you had been interlocking
they had been interlocking
Conditional
I would interlock
you would interlock
he/she/it would interlock
we would interlock
you would interlock
they would interlock
Past Conditional
I would have interlocked
you would have interlocked
he/she/it would have interlocked
we would have interlocked
you would have interlocked
they would have interlocked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interlock - a device that prevents an automotive engine from starting; "car theives know how to bypass the ignition interlock"
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
2.interlock - the act of interlocking or meshinginterlock - the act of interlocking or meshing; "an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check"
snap, grab, snatch, catch - the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
Verb1.interlock - coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively
coordinate, organise, organize - bring order and organization to; "Can you help me organize my files?"
2.interlock - hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"
hold, take hold - have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him"
3.interlock - become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"
hug, bosom, embrace, squeeze - squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"

interlock

verb
2. connect, unite, link, join, couple, relate, associate, combine, cohere The tragedies begin to interlock.
Translations
يَشْبِك بين الخُطوط
spojovat sezapadat do sebe
flette sammenknytte sammen
egymásba illik
krækja saman
susikabinti
sakabinātsavienot
zapadať do seba
birbirine bağlanmak/geçmek

interlock

[ˌɪntəˈlɒk]
A. VTtrabar, entrelazar; [+ wheels] → endentar, engranar
B. VItrabarse, entrelazarse; [wheels] → endentarse, engranar
the parts of the plan interlocklas partes del plan tienen una fuerte trabazón
C. N
1. (Mech) → enclavamiento m
2. [of fabric] cotton interlock underwearropa f interior de algodón de punto

interlock

[ˌɪntərˈlɒk]
vis'encastrer
The parts interlock → Les pièces s'encastrent.
to interlock with sth → s'encastrer dans qch
When closed, the lid interlocks with the drawer → Une fois fermé, le couvercle s'encastre dans le tiroir.
All the units interlock with one another rigidly → Tous les éléments s'encastrent étroitement.
vtencastrer

interlock

vt(fest) zusammenstecken, (fest) ineinanderstecken
viineinandergreifen; (one piece)feststecken or -sitzen (→ with in +dat); (chariot wheels etc)sich verfangen; (antlers)sich verhaken, sich verfangen; (fig: destinies) → verkettet sein

interlock

[ˌɪntəˈlɒk]
1. viingranarsi
2. vtingranare

interlock

(intəˈlok) verb
(of two or more pieces or parts) to fit or fasten together. The pieces of a jigsaw puzzle interlock; interlocking pieces.
References in classic literature ?
My lucidity must have seemed awful, but the charming creatures who were victims of it, passing and repassing in their interlocked sweetness, gave my colleague something to hold on by; and I felt how tight she held as, without stirring in the breath of my passion, she covered them still with her eyes.
In one of them was a woman, in foul rags, who sat on the ground, and would not answer a question or speak a word, but only looked up at us once or twice, through a cobweb of tangled hair, as if to see what casual thing it might be that was disturbing with sound and light the meaningless dull dream that was become her life; after that, she sat bowed, with her dirt-caked fingers idly interlocked in her lap, and gave no further sign.
The meadows on its borders are broad and extensive, covered with willow and cotton-wood trees, so closely interlocked and matted together as to be nearly impassable.
With arms interlocked, they went about the house, the very pictures of joy.
There the largest vessels could have lain, with their yards interlocked with the pines; while here a scanty growth of rushes lifted their tops above the lake, gently curling the waters, as their bending heads waved with the passing breath of the night air.
Its beauty and simplicity consist in the interspacing of both, being a foot or more wide, which are interlaced, interlocked, fitted together, enchained enchased, interlined one upon another, and bite into each other in a manner that is truly firm and graceful.
The two girls with arms interlocked, were watching intently.
But he interlocked his fingers meditatively, shrugged his shoulders, and dismissed the subject.
But most vivid of all, Saxon saw the fight at Little Meadow--and Daisy, dressed as for a gala day, in white, a ribbon sash about her waist, ribbons and a round-comb in her hair, in her hands small water-pails, step forth into the sunshine on the flower-grown open ground from the wagon circle, wheels interlocked, where the wounded screamed their delirium and babbled of flowing fountains, and go on, through the sunshine and the wonder-inhibition of the bullet-dealing Indians, a hundred yards to the waterhole and back again.
asked Venus, clutching him with both hands, so that they stood interlocked like a couple of preposterous gladiators.
His hands were clenched and his arms thrown abroad, while his lower limbs were interlocked as though his death struggle had been a grievous one.
For instance, black women--such as Ursula Burns (CEO of Xerox), Ruth Simmons (former president of Brown University), and Shirley Ann Jackson (president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)--are among the most interlocked directors, serving on multiple boards.