Definition - locking

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  1. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe"
  2. fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"
  3. keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
  4. become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"
  5. hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"
  6. build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
  7. hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"
  8. pass by means through a lock in a waterway
  9. the act of locking something up to protect it
  10. become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"

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