Synonyms of locking


1. locking, lockup, protection

usage: the act of locking something up to protect it


1. lock, fasten, fix, secure

usage: fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"

2. engage, mesh, lock, operate, move, displace

usage: keep engaged; "engaged the gears"

3. lock, engage

usage: become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"

4. lock, interlock, interlace, hold, take hold

usage: hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"

5. interlock, lock, embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze

usage: become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"

6. lock, overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake

usage: hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"

7. lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up, confine

usage: place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe"

8. lock, pass, go through, go across

usage: pass by means through a lock in a waterway

9. lock, construct, build, make

usage: build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

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