Definition - lock

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  1. build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
  2. hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"
  3. any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
  4. pass by means through a lock in a waterway
  5. a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  6. a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
  7. 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
  8. a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
  9. a strand or cluster of hair
  10. forward player in rugby
  11. become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
  12. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daught

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