lock noun

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.

lock verb

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.

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