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Etymology 1

A key lock. (a device requiring a key or a combination to be opened)
A lock (canal segment).

Old English loc

Noun

Singular
lock

Plural
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lock ({{{1}}})
  1. Something used for fastening, which can only be opened with a key or combination.
  2. A segment of a canal or other waterway enclosed by gates, used for raising and lowering boats between levels.
  3. The firing mechanism of a gun.
  4. (rugby) A player in the scrum behind the front row, usually the tallest members of the team.
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Etymology 2

Old English locc

Noun

Singular
lock

Plural
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lock ({{{1}}})
  1. tuft or length of hair
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Etymology 3

Old English lūcan

Verb

Infinitive
to lock

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to lock (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To become fastened in place
    If you put the brakes on too hard, the wheels will lock.
  2. (intransitive) (break dancing) To freeze ones body or a part thereof in place
    a pop and lock routine
  3. (transitive) To fasten with a lock.
    Remember to lock the door when you leave.
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^  ^  ^  ^  ^  Oxford-Paravia Concise - Dizionario Inglese-Italiano e Italiano-Inglese. Maria Cristina Bareggi, ed. Turin: Paravia, 2003 (in collaboration with Oxford University Press). ISBN 8839551107.


Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

lock c.

Inflection for lock Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lock locken lockar lockarna
Genitive locks lockens lockars lockarnas
  1. lock of hair
  2. cover, lid
  3. popping (as when ears pop)[1]

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  • Få lock för örat: be deafened. When you have bad hearing from the change in air pressure due to an air plane flight. So it’s sort of like having a casserole cover in your ear [2]

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Grief Gondola, #2 by Tomas Tranströmer, verse VI
  2. ^ [1]

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