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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lock  \Lock\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Locked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  fasten  with  a  lock,  or  as  with  a  lock;  to  make  fast  to 
  prevent  free  movement  of  as  to  lock  a  door,  a  carriage 
  wheel,  a  river,  etc 
  2.  To  prevent  ingress  or  access  to  or  exit  from  by 
  fastening  the  lock  or  locks  of  --  often  with  up  as  to 
  lock  or  lock  up  a  house,  jail,  room  trunk.  etc 
  3.  To  fasten  in  or  out  or  to  make  secure  by  means  of  or  as 
  with  locks;  to  confine,  or  to  shut  in  or  out  --  often 
  with  up  as  to  lock  one's  self  in  a  room  to  lock  up  the 
  prisoners;  to  lock  up  one's  silver;  to  lock  intruders  out 
  of  the  house;  to  lock  money  into  a  vault;  to  lock  a  child 
  in  one's  arms;  to  lock  a  secret  in  one's  breast. 
  4.  To  link  together;  to  clasp  closely;  as  to  lock  arms.  `` 
  Lock  hand  in  hand.''  --Shak. 
  5.  (Canals)  To  furnish  with  locks;  also  to  raise  or  lower  (a 
  boat)  in  a  lock. 
  6.  (Fencing)  To  seize,  as  the  sword  arm  of  an  antagonist,  by 
  turning  the  left  arm  around  it  to  disarm  him 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  act  of  locking  something  up  to  protect  it  [syn:  {lockup}] 

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