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noun lock pronunciation in British English /lɒk/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a part of a door, drawer, suitcase etc used for fastening it so that no one can open it. You usually open and close locks with a key, but if you pick a lock, you use something else to open it, often illegally
    He slowly turned the key in the lock.
    All the windows were fitted with locks.
    1. a.
      a piece of equipment used for preventing someone from using a vehicle, machine etc
      Use a steering-wheel lock for your car.
  2. 6
    [countable/uncountable] British a steering wheel on full lock is turned as far as possible
    Even on full lock I couldn’t get round the corner.
  3. 7


    [plural] literary hair
    her flowing golden locks



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