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He slowly turned the key in the lock.
All the windows were fitted with locks.
Use a steering-wheel lock for your car.
Even on full lock I couldn't get round the corner.
her flowing golden locks
Both factions thought they had a lock on the latest trend.
She cut off a lock of his hair and put it under her pillow.
They bought out the business lock, stock, and barrel.
The family headed lock, stock, and barrel for the city of Bath.
These files should be kept under lock and key.
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a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
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Definition of lock from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.