Definition - locking

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locking
  1. keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
  2. become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"
  3. hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"
  4. build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
  5. the act of locking something up to protect it
  6. hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"
  7. pass by means through a lock in a waterway
  8. become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
  9. 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"
  10. fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"

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