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noun as in device that fastens and bars free passage

verb as in fasten, clasp

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On top of that we run what’s called the dynamic paywall, which is a lock on stories regardless of their content category, but based more on your habits on the Daily Beast.

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These small compounds lock into place with water molecules, like a key in a lock, to prevent ice from forming.

There, the chemicals fit like a key into receptors — molecules that are like locks.

Ceramic dryers can increase volume and reduce dryness in thin, fine hair, but might leave something to be desired for those with fuller locks.

On top of those functions, it’s equipped with a 30-minute keep warm setting, control lock, turbo defrost, and more.

While the desk sergeant ran a background check, he was roughed up by another officer in the lock-up.

“Now they will definitely lock Navalny in prison,” one of the women in the crowd said.

Who knew that a competition where you clutch the hand of another man and lock eyes across a table could be this damn gay.

In many ways, she seems a lock for the win, but her atheism puts her entire character in question.

Charges were eventually dropped against them, in part because two had lock-solid alibis.

The place was used as a lock-up for some time after the incorporation, and the old irons were kept on show for years.

I do not know—I do not dare to believe—that I shall live to hear that key grating in the lock.

Another manner of punishment consists in making them wear a tin mask, which is fastened with a lock behind.

The launch was already under way, and young Cargill trying to avoid it better, thrust with his boat-hook at the side of the lock.

He turned into the right number, as he thought, but upon trying to insert the key in the lock he found that he had made a mistake.


On this page you'll find 104 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lock, such as: bolt, grip, latch, bar, bond, and catch.

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