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lock 1

 (lŏk)
n.
1. A device operated by a key, combination, or keycard and used, as on a door, for holding, closing, or securing.
2. A section of a waterway, such as a canal, closed off with gates, in which vessels in transit are raised or lowered by raising or lowering the water level of that section.
3. A mechanism in a firearm for exploding the charge.
4. An interlocking or entanglement of elements or parts.
5.
a. Sports A hold in wrestling or self-defense that is secured on a part of an opponent's body.
b. A secure hold; control: The distributor has a lock on most of the market.
c. A sure thing; a certainty: His promotion is a lock.
v. locked, lock·ing, locks
v.tr.
1.
a. To fasten the lock of: close and lock a drawer.
b. To shut or make secure with or as if with locks: locked the house.
2. To confine or exclude by or as if by means of a lock: locked the dog in for the night; locked the criminal up in a cell.
3. To fix in place so that movement or escape is impossible; hold fast: The ship was locked in the ice through the winter. She felt that she had become locked into a binding agreement.
4.
a. To sight and follow (a moving target) automatically: locked the enemy fighter in the gun sights.
b. To aim (a weapon or other device) at a moving target so as to follow it automatically: "The pilot had locked his targeting radar on the slow-moving frigate" (Ed Magnuson).
5. To clasp or link firmly; intertwine or interlock: locked arms and walked away.
6. To bind in close struggle or battle: The two dogs were locked in combat.
7.
a. To equip (a waterway) with locks.
b. To pass (a vessel) through a lock.
8. To invest (funds) in such a way that they cannot easily be converted into cash.
9. To arrange or secure (an interest rate) for a loan.
10. Computers
a. To end the processing of (a magnetic tape or disk) in such a way as to deny access to its contents.
b. To protect (a file) from changes or deletion.
v.intr.
1. To become fastened by or as if by means of a lock: The door locks automatically when shut.
2. To become entangled or jammed; interlock.
3. To become rigid or immobile: The mechanism tends to lock in cold weather.
4. To pass through a lock or locks in a waterway.
Phrasal Verbs:
lock down
1. To place (a facility or the people in it) in a lockdown.
2. To arrange or secure (something) so that it does not change or can't be undone.
lock out
To withhold work from (employees) during a labor dispute.
Idioms:
lock horns
To become embroiled in conflict.
lock lips Slang
To engage in a long kiss.
lock, stock, and barrel
To the greatest or most complete extent; wholly: an estate that was auctioned off lock, stock, and barrel.
under lock and key
Securely locked up.

[Middle English lok, from Old English loc, bolt, bar.]

lock′a·ble adj.

lock 2

 (lŏk)
n.
1.
a. A length or curl of hair; a tress.
b. often locks The hair of the head.
2. A small wisp or tuft, as of wool or cotton.

[Middle English, lok, from Old English loc, locc.]

lock out

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to prevent from entering by locking a door
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to prevent (employees) from working during an industrial dispute, as by closing a factory
n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the closing of a place of employment by an employer, in order to bring pressure on employees to agree to terms
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lock out - prevent employees from working during a strike
keep out, shut out, exclude, shut - prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
Translations
يَحْرِّمُ شَخْصَاً مِنَ الدّخُوْلِيُقْفِل الأبواب ليمْنَعَه من الخُروج
zamknoutzamknout si
låse udelukke ude
lukita ulos
spriječiti ulazak zaključavanjem
læsa úti
締め出す
(사람을) 쫓아내다
låsa ute
ปิดประตูทางเข้า
kapıyı kilitleyip içeri sokmamakkilitlenip/kilitleyip dışarda kalmak
khóa cửa không cho vào

w>lock out

vt sep workersaussperren; I’ve locked myself outich habe mich ausgesperrt

lock1

(lok) noun
1. a mechanism for fastening doors etc. He put the key in the lock.
2. a closed part of a canal for raising or lowering boats to a higher or lower part of the canal.
3. the part of a gun by which it is fired.
4. a tight hold (in wrestling etc).
verb
to fasten or become fastened with a lock. She locked the drawer; This door doesn't lock.
ˈlocker noun
a small cupboard, especially for sports equipment.
ˈlocket (-kit) noun
a little ornamental case hung round the neck. a gold locket containing a piece of his hair.
ˈlocksmith noun
a person who makes and mends locks.
lock in
to prevent from getting out of a building etc by using a lock. She found she was locked in, and had to climb out of the window.
lock out
to prevent from getting into a building etc by using a lock. Don't lock yourself out (of the house) by forgetting to take your key with you.
lock up
1. to confine or prevent from leaving or being taken away by using a lock. to lock up a prisoner / one's jewellery.
2. to lock whatever should be locked. He locked up and left the shop about 5.30 p.m.

lock out

يَحْرِّمُ شَخْصَاً مِنَ الدّخُوْلِ zamknout lukke ude aussperren κλείνω έξω dejar afuera, dejar fuera lukita ulos enfermer dehors spriječiti ulazak zaključavanjem chiudere fuori 締め出す (사람을) 쫓아내다 buitensluiten låse ute zamknąć drzwi trancar do lado de fora запереть дверь и не впускать låsa ute ปิดประตูทางเข้า kapıyı kilitleyip içeri sokmamak khóa cửa không cho vào 关在外面
References in classic literature ?
When the time was ripe ten thousand locks wouldn't lock out what was to come.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires workers to lock out power to manufacturing equipment prior to servicing or maintenance.
The QB does not have to take an extremely long stride, as this might cause him to lock out his knee and throw the ball short into the ground.