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Lock
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Lock as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 34 answers for the crossword clue 'Lock', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Lock a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Lock as an answer itself some 128 times.

Lock is a single word clue made up of 4 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Friday, 26 November 2021 with the answer being TRESS, we also found TRESS to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Lock', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Lock' and give you a hint.

  • Any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
  • A restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
  • Enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it
  • A fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • A mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
  • A strand or cluster of hair
  • Become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
  • Become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"
  • Hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"
  • Hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"
  • Fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"
  • Build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
  • Pass by means through a lock in a waterway
  • Place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe"
  • Keep engaged; "engaged the gears"

Anagrams

We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Lock'.

  • colk

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

NUM

OUT
(baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball; "you only get 3 outs per inning"

SEW
Fasten by sewing; do needlework

TRE

4 Letters

BOLT
Secure or lock with a bolt; "bolt the door"

CAPS

CURL
Wind around something in coils or loops

LIPS

LOVE
Sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people; "his lovemaking disgusted her"; "he hadn't had any love in months"; "he has a very complicated love life"

MESH
The act of interlocking or meshing; "an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check"

RESS

SEAL
A device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents

5 Letters

CLASP
The act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

LATCH
Fasten with a latch; "latch the door"

TRESS
A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

WHORL
A strand or cluster of hair

6 Letters

ENGAGE
Carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"

LOCKIN
Place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe"

LOCKUP
Secure by locking; "lock up the house before you go on vacation"

SECURE
Free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"

SHOOIN

SHUTUP
Refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children shut up when their father approached"

7 Letters

OPERATE
Perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

PUTAWAY
Turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily; "it's time for you to put away childish things"

RINGLET
Any of various butterflies belonging to the family Satyridae

SHOO-IN
An easy victory

8 Letters

LOCKAWAY
Place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe"

SHUTAWAY
Place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe"

9 Letters

INTERLACE
Hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"

INTERLOCK
The act of interlocking or meshing; "an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check"

11 Letters

LOCKCHAMBER
Enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it

12 Letters

IGNITIONLOCK
A restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key

15 Letters

PANAMACANALPART

STEPBOXSMITHOUT

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