Dictionary Results for locking


1. locking - noun

· the act of locking something up to protect it

Synonym(s): lockup

Hypernym(s): protection




2. lock - verb

· fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure

Antonym(s): unlock, unlock




3. lock - verb

· keep engaged; "engaged the gears"

Synonym(s): engage, mesh, operate

Hypernym(s): move, displace




4. lock - verb

· become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"

Hypernym(s): engage

Antonym(s): unlock




5. lock - verb

· hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"

Synonym(s): interlock, interlace

Hypernym(s): hold, take_hold




6. lock - verb

· become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"

Synonym(s): interlock

Hypernym(s): embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze




7. lock - verb

· hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"

Hypernym(s): overwhelm, overpower, sweep_over, whelm, overcome, overtake




8. lock - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): lock_in, lock_away, put_away, shut_up, shut_away, lock_up

Hypernym(s): confine




9. lock - verb

· pass by means through a lock in a waterway

Hypernym(s): pass




10. lock - verb

· build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

Hypernym(s): construct, build, make





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