1 fastening device
ADJ. Chubb, combination, lever, mortise, Yale | door, window
VERB + LOCK fit We had new locks fitted after the burglary. | break, force, pick | turn He turned the lock and pushed the door open.
PHRASES insert/turn the key in the lock, (keep sb/sth) under lock and key Prisoners are kept under lock and key 24 hours a day.
2 small bunch of hair
ADJ. stray She flicked a stray lock of hair off her face. | flowing She had long flowing locks and blue eyes.
1 close with a lock
ADV. carefully He carefully locked the door behind him.
VERB + LOCK forget to
PHRASES be firmly/securely locked, keep sth locked Keep your garage securely locked.
2 put sb/sth inside sth that is locked
ADV. away, in, up I was terrified they would lock me up again.
PREP. in I locked myself in the bathroom.
PHRASES be safely/securely locked All the valuables were safely locked away.