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Spanish translation of “lock”

lock

noun /lok/
a mechanism for fastening doors etc
cerradura
He put the key in the lock.
a closed part of a canal for raising or lowering boats to a higher or lower part of the canal .
esclusa
the part of a gun by which it is fired .
percusor
a tight hold (in wrestling etc).
llave
locker noun a small cupboard , especially for sports equipment .
cajón con llave
locker room noun a room , for example in a school or a gym , where people can change their clothes and leave them in lockers .
vestuario
locket /-kit/ noun a little ornamental case hung round the neck
medallón , guardapelo
a gold locket containing a piece of his hair .
locksmith noun a person who makes and mends locks .
cerrajero
lock in phrasal verb to prevent from getting out of a building etc by using a lock
encerrar
She found she was locked in, and had to climb out of the window .
lock out phrasal verb to prevent from getting into a building etc by using a lock
cerrar la puerta
Don’t lock yourself out (of the house ) by forgetting to take your key with you.
lock up phrasal verb to confine or prevent from leaving or being taken away by using a lock
cerrar con llave
You should always lock your jewellery up somewhere safe . He locked up the prisoner .
to lock whatever should be locked
cerrar con llave
He locked up and left the shop about 5.30 p.m.
(Definition of lock from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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