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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
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patent for its new roll lock-out system, which prevents sheet rolls from closing during cleaning, maintenance, and thread-up activity.
The 9308's sturdy lock-in and lock-out actions keep drawers open for access or closed for transit.
The case did eventually reach Perth Sheriff Court, more than 18 months after the lock-out.
At the same time, however, a lock-out will likely increase the scrutiny that will be applied to other aspects of the arrangement, such as the amount of rent that is paid or the disclosures that are provided.
Dog-eats-dog is frowned on normally between media rivals, but the initial responses of correspondent Jonathan Agnew and senior producer Peter Baxter to their lock-out was so far over the top, it deserves recounting.
While the practice of so-called "gazumping" has frequently been the subject of hot debate in the residential property markets, commercial property markets adopted lock-out agreements so that such situations should not occur.
If passed, the legislation would require the current strike at Ontario's colleges to be terminated, and prevent any additional strikes or lock-outs arising from the dispute until a new collective agreement is signed.
It helps to reduce security incidents by providing real-time access to user activities by offering alerts, warnings, redirects and user lock-outs to keep your business running as efficiently and secure as possible.
He added that there are twice the usual number of lock-outs in the summer months compared to the rest of the year.
The former New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell (14) implemented a number of attempts to control--randomized breath testing, low blood alcohol levels for driving, increased taxes on alcoholic beverages, especially alcopops and the more recent lam lock-outs and 10pm closing of bottleshops (1,8) and the most recent compulsory jail time for six different offences when the offender is under the influence of alcohol or drugs (15).