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See definition of lock on Dictionary.com
  • noundevice that fastens and bars free passage
  • verbfasten, clasp

synonyms for lock

  • bolt
  • grip
  • latch
  • bar
  • bond
  • catch
  • clamp
  • clasp
  • clinch
  • connection
  • fastening
  • fixture
  • grapple
  • hasp
  • hook
  • junction
  • link
  • padlock
See also synonyms for: locked
  • shut
  • engage
  • join
  • seal
  • press
  • close
  • encircle
  • hug
  • bar
  • secure
  • entwine
  • clutch
  • button
  • enclose
  • grapple
  • mesh
  • embrace
  • bolt
  • unite
  • clench
  • grasp
  • link
  • latch
  • button up
  • turn the key
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antonyms for lock

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  • key
  • separate
  • divide
  • loose
  • unfasten
  • let go
  • open
  • unclasp
  • unlock
  • disconnect
  • loosen
  • unloose
  • unseal
  • disjoin
  • refuse
  • release
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These small compounds lock into place with water molecules, like a key in a lock, to prevent ice from forming.
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There, the chemicals fit like a key into receptors — molecules that are like locks.
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Ceramic dryers can increase volume and reduce dryness in thin, fine hair, but might leave something to be desired for those with fuller locks.
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On top of those functions, it’s equipped with a 30-minute keep warm setting, control lock, turbo defrost, and more.
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Keep your lock screen secureYour phone’s lock screen is the first barrier against unauthorized access.
HERE’S YOUR CHECKLIST FOR MAXIMUM SMARTPHONE SECURITYDAVID NIELDJANUARY 21, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
We went to look at a house but instead of getting the key from the lock box she ran and jumped through the window chanting USA USA, and told me to follow her if I was a patriot.
THE CAPITOL RIOTERS KEPT POSTING INCRIMINATING THINGS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. UNSURPRISINGLY, THEY WERE MOCKED — AND ARRESTED.TRAVIS ANDREWSJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Factor in lumbar support, tilt tension and tilt lock, and you’ve got a superior ergonomic office chair that mimics some of the better-known brands for a fraction of the price.
BEST OFFICE CHAIR: GET COMFY, STAY PRODUCTIVE WITH OUR OFFICE FURNITURE PICKSPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMJANUARY 11, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Ballots are being left in lock boxes, hopefully they count them.
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So if you, your spouse, and your kid all have the same smart home app on your phones, all with geofencing turned on, it’ll only put your lights and locks into “Away” mode when all three of you are out of the house.
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WORDS RELATED TO LOCK

  • affirmation
  • assertion
  • declaration
  • guarantee
  • insurance
  • lock
  • lock on
  • oath
  • pledge
  • profession
  • promise
  • rain or shine
  • security
  • shoo-in
  • support
  • sure thing
  • vow
  • warrant
  • warranty
  • word
  • word of honor
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