Synonyms of lock in English

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lock1


See definition of lock

noun

1‘she turned the key in the lock’

SYNONYMS
bolt, catch, fastener, clasp, bar, hasp, latch

verb

1‘he locked the door behind him’

SYNONYMS
bolt, fasten, bar, secure, make secure, make fast, seal
padlock, latch, chain
ANTONYMS

unlock, open

2‘wedge-shaped pins are driven in to lock the parts together’

SYNONYMS
join, interlock, mesh, engage, link, unite, connect, combine, yoke, mate
couple
ANTONYMS

separate, divide

3‘the wheels locked and the car careered across the road’

SYNONYMS
become stuck, stick, jam, become immovable, make immovable, become rigid, make rigid

4‘he locked her in an ecstatic embrace’

SYNONYMS
clasp, clench, grasp, embrace, hug, squeeze

Synonyms of lock in English

: lock1lock2

lock2


See definition of lock

noun

1‘a lock of hair’

SYNONYMS
tress, tuft, curl
ringlet, kiss-curl, lovelock, forelock, plait
hank
strand, wisp
snippet

Phrases

    lock someone out

    ‘she was locked out of her office’


    SYNONYMS

    keep out, shut out, refuse entrance to, deny admittance to

    exclude, bar, debar, ban, ostracize, banish, exile

    lock someone up

    ‘he was locked up for burglary’


    SYNONYMS

    imprison, jail, incarcerate, send to prison, put behind bars, put under lock and key, put in chains, put into irons, throw into irons, clap in irons, hold captive

    detain, remand, intern, impound, immure, shut up, shut in, confine, cage, pen, coop up, fence in, pen in, wall in, mew, mew up

    informal

    send down, put away, put inside

    lock something in

    ‘the beach is locked in by headlands at each end’


    SYNONYMS

    enclose, encircle, surround, encompass, bound, ring, circle, envelop

    shut in, hem in, hedge in

    lock horns

    ‘local politicians locked horns with one another’


    SYNONYMS

    quarrel, disagree, have a dispute, wrangle, bicker, be at odds, be at loggerheads, lock antlers, cross swords

    fight, do battle, engage in conflict, contend

    challenge

    informal

    have a dust-up, have a scrap, have a barney