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1. lock

verb. ['ˈlɑːk'] fasten with a lock.

Synonyms

  • secure
  • fasten
  • padlock
  • bolt

Antonyms

  • unbolt
  • unlock
  • recede
  • ride

Etymology

  • locc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lucan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Lock

  • hassebrock
  • overstock
  • antiknock
  • restock
  • bangkok
  • ballcock
  • undock
  • strock
  • sprock
  • skroch
  • pathak
  • estok
  • elcock
  • alcock
  • ad-hoc
  • adcock
  • vlok
  • stokke
  • stocke
  • stock
  • staack
  • srock
  • spock
  • smock
  • skok
  • shrock
  • schrock
  • prock
  • proch
  • ploch

How do you pronounce lock?

Pronounce lock as lɑk.

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Example sentences of the word lock


1. Noun, singular or mass
Pull on the rope to pop the lock open.

2. Verb, base form
This overlap when tucked into the channel will lock the spline into place.

Quotes containing the word lock


1. Over the years I've learned how to lock myself up in a prison of hope, knowing that God has nothing but His best planned for me. He promised me things concerning my ministry and my life.
- Joyce Meyer

2. Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

3. If you're feeling blue, lock yourself in a room, stand in front of a mirror, and dance - and laugh at yourself and be sexy. Dance the silliest and ugliest you've ever danced. Make fun of yourself and try to recover your sense of humor.
- Salma Hayek

2. lock

verb. ['ˈlɑːk'] keep engaged.

Synonyms

  • mesh
  • ride
  • operate
  • flip
  • switch
  • engage
  • displace
  • move

Antonyms

  • follow
  • fall
  • ascend
  • go

Etymology

  • locc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lucan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. lock

noun. ['ˈlɑːk'] a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed.

Synonyms

  • drawer
  • sash fastener
  • keyhole
  • sash lock
  • door latch
  • lid
  • gate
  • fastener
  • fixing
  • doorlock
  • holdfast
  • deadbolt
  • door
  • window lock
  • combination lock
  • fastening
  • bolt
  • tumbler
  • latch
  • cylinder lock
  • padlock

Antonyms

  • repel
  • unwind
  • uncoil
  • uncover

Etymology

  • locc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lucan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. lock

verb. ['ˈlɑːk'] become rigid or immoveable.

Antonyms

  • unlock

Etymology

  • locc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lucan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. lock

noun. ['ˈlɑːk'] a strand or cluster of hair.

Synonyms

  • crimp
  • forelock
  • hairdo
  • hair style
  • dreadlock
  • coiffure
  • whorl
  • curl
  • sausage curl
  • ringlet
  • coif
  • hair

Antonyms

  • bore
  • push
  • raise
  • pull

Etymology

  • locc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lucan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. lock

verb. ['ˈlɑːk'] hold in a locking position.

Synonyms

  • interlock
  • take hold
  • hold

Antonyms

  • enter
  • hop out
  • behave
  • closing

Etymology

  • locc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lucan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. lock

verb. ['ˈlɑːk'] become engaged or intermeshed with one another.

Synonyms

  • hug
  • interlock
  • squeeze
  • embrace

Antonyms

  • precede
  • advance
  • rush
  • converge

Etymology

  • locc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lucan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. lock

noun. ['ˈlɑːk'] a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun.

Synonyms

  • mechanism
  • piece
  • firearm

Antonyms

  • stay
  • veer
  • back
  • fire

Etymology

  • locc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lucan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. lock

verb. ['ˈlɑːk'] hold fast (in a certain state).

Synonyms

  • overcome
  • overtake
  • whelm
  • overwhelm
  • overpower

Antonyms

  • rest
  • buy
  • free
  • louden

Etymology

  • locc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lucan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. lock

verb. ['ˈlɑːk'] place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape.

Synonyms

  • shut away
  • shut up
  • confine
  • lock up
  • lock in
  • lock away

Antonyms

  • wind
  • hire
  • descend
  • linger

Etymology

  • locc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lucan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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