Definition - locking

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

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