Definition - lock

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  1. become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
  2. any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
  3. 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"
  4. a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  5. fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"
  6. a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
  7. keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
  8. enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it
  9. become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"
  10. a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
  11. hold in a

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