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Another word for lock

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Verb
  1. To shut in with or as if with bars

      1. An upright structure of masonry, wood, plaster, or other building material serving to enclose, divide, or protect an area, especially a vertical construction forming an inner partition or exterior siding of a building.
      2. A continuous structure of masonry or other material forming a rampart and built for defensive purposes.
      3. A structure of stonework, cement, or other material built to retain a flow of water.
      1. To keep within bounds; restrict:
      2. To shut or keep in, especially to imprison.
      3. To restrict in movement:
      1. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
      2. A solid oblong block of a substance or combination of ingredients, such as soap or candy.
      3. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
    See also:

    free

  2. To put in jail.

    See also:

    free

Another word for lock

Noun
  1. A device for locking

      1. An iron shaft with claws at one end, usually thrown by a rope and used for grasping and holding, especially one for drawing and holding an enemy ship alongside.
      2. Any of various grasping devices having hinged tines or jaws that close around an object or load, used especially in lifting or dragging heavy items.
      3. The act of grappling.
      1. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
      2. The pressure or strength of such a grasp:
      3. A manner of grasping and holding:
      1. Something securely fixed in place.
      2. Something attached as a permanent appendage, apparatus, or appliance:
      3. An item of personal property that is physically attached to a property and becomes part of it, as a machine that is installed.
      1. A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
      2. A literary contrivance, such as parallelism or personification, used to achieve a particular effect.
      3. A decorative design, figure, or pattern, as one used in embroidery.
      1. A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
      2. Something immaterial that obstructs or impedes:
      3. A membrane, tissue, or mechanism that blocks the passage of certain substances.
      1. The act of connecting.
      2. The state of being connected.
      3. One that connects; a link:
      1. The act or process of joining or the condition of being joined.
      2. A place where two things join or meet, especially a place where two roads or railway routes come together and one terminates.
      3. A connection between conductors or sections of a transmission line.
      1. One of the rings or loops forming a chain.
      2. A unit in a connected series of units:
      3. A unit in a transportation or communications system.
      1. A fastening, such as a hook or buckle, used to hold two or more objects or parts together.
      2. An embrace or hug.
      3. A grip or grasp of the hand.
      1. Any of various devices used to fasten something securely.
      2. An organ or structure of attachment, especially the basal, rootlike formation by which certain seaweeds or other algae are attached to a substrate.
      1. Any of various devices used to join, grip, support, or compress mechanical or structural parts.
      2. Any of various tools with opposing, often adjustable sides or parts for bracing objects or holding them together.
      3. To fasten, grip, or support with or as if with a clamp.
      1. A latching device that prevents accidental activation of a dangerous event, an interlock. Colloquially shortened to just a safety.
      1. A detachable lock with a U-shaped bar hinged at one end, designed to be passed through the staple of a hasp or a link in a chain and then snapped shut.
      2. To lock up with or as if with a padlock.
      1. Something, such as a hook, used to attach one thing to another firmly.
      1. Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together.
      2. Confinement in prison; captivity.
      3. A uniting force or tie; a link:
      1. To fix or secure (a nail or bolt, for example) by bending down or flattening the pointed end that protrudes.
      2. To fasten together in this way.
      3. To settle definitely and conclusively; make final:
      1. A metal fastener with a hinged slotted part that fits over a staple and is secured by a pin, bolt, or padlock.
      2. To close or lock with such a fastener.
      1. A principal raw material or commodity grown or produced in a region.
      2. A major item of trade in steady demand.
      3. A basic dietary item, such as flour, rice, or corn.
      1. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
      2. A solid oblong block of a substance or combination of ingredients, such as soap or candy.
      3. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
      1. A bar made of wood or metal that slides into a socket and is used to fasten doors and gates.
      2. A metal bar or rod in the mechanism of a lock that is thrown or withdrawn by turning the key.
      3. A fastener consisting of a threaded pin or rod with a head at one end, designed to be inserted through holes in assembled parts and secured by a mated nut that is tightened by applying torque.
      1. A fastening, as for a door or gate, typically consisting of a bar that fits into a notch or slot and is lifted from either side by a lever or string.
      2. A spring lock, as for a door, that is opened from the outside by a key.
      3. To close or lock with a latch.
      1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
      2. To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
      3. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
      1. A curved or sharply bent device, usually of metal, used to catch, drag, suspend, or fasten something else.
      2. A fishhook.
      3. A curved or barbed plant or animal part.
    See also:

    fastener

  2. A tuft or ringlet of hair

    See also:

    hair

    curl

Verb
      1. Free from danger or attack:
      2. Free from risk of loss; safe:
      3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons:
      1. A fastening, such as a hook or buckle, used to hold two or more objects or parts together.
      2. An embrace or hug.
      3. A grip or grasp of the hand.
      1. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
      2. A solid oblong block of a substance or combination of ingredients, such as soap or candy.
      3. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
      1. A bar made of wood or metal that slides into a socket and is used to fasten doors and gates.
      2. A metal bar or rod in the mechanism of a lock that is thrown or withdrawn by turning the key.
      3. A fastener consisting of a threaded pin or rod with a head at one end, designed to be inserted through holes in assembled parts and secured by a mated nut that is tightened by applying torque.
    See also:

    fasten

Idioms:

    under-lock-and-key