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lock·ing

 (lŏk′ĭng)
n.
A form of urban dance originating in California in the early 1970s, involving quick arm movements punctuated by briefly held poses, usually performed to funk music.

locking

(ˈlɒkɪŋ)
adj
fastening with a lock; able to be locked
n
1. (Computer Science) computing the immobilizing of a screen, for security
2. (Automotive Engineering) the system for locking the doors of a vehicle. See also central locking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.locking - the act of locking something up to protect itlocking - the act of locking something up to protect it
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
Translations
arc-boutementenclenchement

locking

[ˈlɒkɪŋ] ADJ [door, container, cupboard] → que se cierra con llave
locking petrol cap (Aut) → tapón m de gasolina con llave
References in classic literature ?
George blew out the lamp by the window and locking the door of the printshop went home.
When everything was secured and the lights put out, they left through the front door, Arobin locking it and taking the key, which he carried for Edna.
However, Starbuck, who had the ordering of affairs, hung on to it to the last; hung on to it so resolutely, indeed, that when at length the ship would have been capsized, if still persisting in locking arms with the body; then, when the command was given to break clear from it, such was the immovable strain upon the timber-heads to which the fluke-chains and cables were fastened, that it was impossible to cast them off.
The guests form a great ring, locking hands, and, when the music starts up, begin to move around in a circle.
Bird hastily deposited the various articles she had collected in a small plain trunk, and locking it, desired her husband to see it in the carriage, and then proceeded to call the woman.
He got to going away so much, too, and locking me in.
It was hard getting into my dress alone, and I hadn't time to eat but a mouthful, and just at the last minute, when I honestly--HONESTLY --would have thought about clearing away and locking up, I looked at the clock and knew I could hardly get back to school in time to form in the line; and I thought how dreadful it would be to go in late and get my first black mark on a Friday afternoon, with the minister's wife and the doctor's wife and the school committee all there
They went, shutting the door, and locking it behind them.
Then he took the two horses, and led them into the stables; reappearing for the purpose of locking the outer gate, as if we lived in an ancient castle.
Could she excite their suspicion by locking herself up from them in her room as soon as the lawyer had left the house?
Through the dismal prison twilight, his new charge accompanied him by corridor and staircase, many doors clanging and locking behind them, until they came into a large, low, vaulted chamber, crowded with prisoners of both sexes.