Significado de “lock” - en el Diccionario Inglés


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.
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uk /lɒk/ us /lɑːk/

lock verb (MAKE SAFE)

B2 [ T usually + adv/prep ] to put something in a safe place and fasten the lock:

He locked the confidential documents in his filing cabinet.
You really should lock your car (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.

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(Definición de lock del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

lock en inglés americano

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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 allow boats 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 their former employer.
[ I ] The cars crashed and the bumpers locked, making it impossible to move.
[ M ] The bank won’t lock in our mortgage rate.

lock verb [ I/T ] (FASTEN)

If you lock something somewhere, you make it safe by putting it in a special place and fastening it closed with a lock:

[ T ] He locked the documents in his filing cabinet.

(Definición de lock del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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uk /lɒk/ us
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 union representative at a print factory.
lock horns (with sb) over sth The White House and Congress locked horns over how to cut the budget deficit.

(Definición de lock del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)