Definition - lock

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  1. a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
  2. become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"
  3. 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
  4. hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"
  5. a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
  6. build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
  7. a strand or cluster of hair
  8. hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"
  9. pass by means through a lock in a waterway
  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 daughter u

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