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 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

    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 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