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Old English loc, from Proto-Germanic *lokam

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Lock

Plural
Locks

Lock (plural Locks)
  1. Something used for fastening, which can only be opened with a key or combination.
  2. (computing, by extension) A mutex or other token restricting access to a resource.
    • 2005, Karl Kopper, The Linux Enterprise Cluster
      ...the application must first acquire a lock on a file or a portion of a file before reading data and modifying it.
  3. A segment of a canal or other waterway enclosed by gates, used for raising and lowering boats between levels.
    • 1846, William Makepeace Thackeray, Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo
      Here the canal came to a check, ending abruptly with a large lock.
  4. The firing mechanism of a gun.
  5. Complete control over a situation.
    • 2003, Charley Rosen, The Wizard of Odds
      Even though he had not yet done so, Jack felt he had a lock on the game.
  6. Something sure to be a success.
    • 2004, Avery Corman, A perfect divorce
      Brian thinks she's a lock to get a scholarship somewhere.
  7. Patrono:Rugby A player in the scrum behind the front row, usually the tallest members of the team.
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Old English locc. Cognate with Old Norse lokkr ( > Danish lok), German Locke. It has been theorised that the word may be related to the Gothic verb 𐌻𐌿𐌺𐌰𐌽 (lukan), to shut) in its ancient meaning to curb.

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Lock

Plural
Locks

Lock (plural Locks)
  1. tuft or length of hair
    • 1847, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
      If I consent to burn them, will you promise faithfully neither to send nor receive a letter again, nor a book (for I perceive you have sent him books), nor locks of hair, nor rings, nor playthings?
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Old English lūcan

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Infinitive
to Lock

Third person singular
Locks

Simple past
Locked

Past participle
Locked

Present participle
Locking

to Lock (third-person singular simple present Locks, present participle Locking, simple past and past participle Locked)
  1. (intransitive) To become fastened in place.
    If you put the brakes on too hard, the wheels will lock.
  2. (transitive) To fasten with a lock.
    Remember to lock the door when you leave.
  3. (intransitive) To be capable of becoming fastened in place.
    This door locks with a key.
  4. (transitive) To intertwine or dovetail.
    with his hands locked behind his back
    We locked arms and stepped out into the night.
  5. (intransitive, break dancing) To freeze one's body or a part thereof in place.
    a pop and lock routine

Patrono:Rft

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lock c.

Inflection for Lock Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form Lock Locken Lockar Lockarna
Possessive form Locks Lockens Lockars Lockarnas
  1. lock of hair
  2. cover, lid
  3. popping (as when ears pop)[1]

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  • Få lock för örat: be deafened. When you have bad hearing from the change in air pressure due to an air plane flight. So it’s sort of like having a casserole cover in your ear [2]

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  1. Grief Gondola, #2 by Tomas Tranströmer, verse VI
  2. [1]

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