lock Significado en Diccionario Cambridge Inglés
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Significado de “lock” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "lock" - Diccionario Inglés

See all translations


uk   /lɒk/  us   /lɑːk/

lock noun (FASTENER)

B1 [C] a ​device that ​prevents something such as a ​door from being ​opened and can only be ​opened with a ​key: I ​heard someone ​turn a ​key in the lock. safety locks Thieves got in by ​smashing the lock off the ​door.
See also
More examples

lock noun (WATER)

[C] a ​length of ​water with ​gates at each end where the ​level of ​water can be ​changed to ​allowboats to ​move between ​parts of a canal or ​river that are at different ​heights

lock noun (DEFINITE EVENT)

[C] US informal something that is ​certain to ​happen: She's a lock forpromotion this ​year.

lock noun (HAIR)

[C] a ​smallgroup of ​hairs, ​especially a curl: There is a lock of Napoleon's ​hair in the ​displaycabinet.locks [plural] literary the ​hair on someone's ​head: curly locks flowinggolden locks

lock noun (WHEELS)

[U] UK the ​amount a ​road vehicle's ​frontwheels can be ​turned from one ​side to the other by ​turningits steering wheel : You need it on ​full lock (= with the ​wheelturned as much as ​possible).

lock noun (HOLD)

[C] a way of ​holding someone that you are ​fighting against so that they cannot ​move: The ​smallerwrestlerheld his ​opponent in a ​fullbody lock.


uk   /lɒk/  us   /lɑːk/

lock verb (MAKE SAFE)

B2 [T usually + adv/prep] to put something in a ​safeplace and ​fasten the lock: He locked the ​confidentialdocuments in his ​filingcabinet. You really should lock ​yourcar (up) or it'll get ​stolen.B1 [I or T] to ​fasten something with a ​key, or be ​fastened with a ​key: Don't ​forget to lock the ​door when you go out. If you ​shut the ​door it will lock ​automatically.
More examples

lock verb (BECOME FIXED)

[I] to ​becomefixed in one ​position: I ​tried to ​startmoving but the ​wheels had locked.
(Definition of lock from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "lock" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

See all translations

locknoun [C]

 us   /lɑk/

lock noun [C] (DEVICE TO FASTEN)

a ​device that ​keeps something, such as a ​door or ​drawer, ​fastened, usually ​needing a ​key to ​open it

lock noun [C] (WATER)

a ​length of ​water with ​gates at either end where the ​level of ​water can be ​changed to ​allowboats to move between ​parts of a canal or ​river that are at different ​heights

lock noun [C] (HAIR)

a ​curl of ​hair, or a ​group of ​hairs

lockverb [I/T]

 us   /lɑk/

lock verb [I/T] (NOT ALLOW CHANGE)

to be or ​hold something in a ​position or ​condition where ​movement, ​escape, or ​change is not ​possible: [T] They’re locked in a ​lawsuit with ​theirformeremployer. [I] The ​carscrashed and the ​bumpers locked, making it ​impossible to move. [M] The ​bank won’t lock in ​ourmortgagerate.

lock verb [I/T] (FASTEN)

If you lock something ​somewhere, you make it ​safe by putting it in a ​specialplace and ​fastening it ​closed with a lock: [T] He locked the ​documents in his ​filingcabinet.
(Definition of lock from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "lock" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

See all translations


uk   us   /lɒk/
lock horns (with sb) to become involved in a disagreement or argument with someone: My first ​test as a ​manager early in my ​career was locking horns with a ​unionrepresentative at a ​printfactory.lock horns (with sb) over sth The White ​House and ​Congress locked horns over how to ​cut the ​budgetdeficit.
(Definition of lock from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de lock
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Palabra del día


(a plan showing) the subjects or books to be studied in a particular course, especially a course that leads to an exam

Palabra del día

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Aprende más 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Aprende más