lock

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lock is part of the Basic English 850.
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lock is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
lock

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
lock

Plural
locks

  1. A lock is a metal thing on a door (or on a window, drawer, etc.) that stops people from opening the door unless they have the right key to open it.
    No one will take things from my house. I have a very strong lock on the door.
  2. A lock is two or more gates (doors) in water to let boats move from lower water to higher water or the other way.

Verb[change]

Plain form
lock

Third-person singular
locks

Past tense
locked

Past participle
locked

Present participle
locking

  1. Someone locks a door when they close the lock with a key so that no one can come in.
    Remember to lock the door when you leave the house.