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lock / mecha
 
lock   1   [lɒk]   -noun
. [of hair]   mecha (f),   mechónoun (m)
(=ringlet)   bucle (m)   locks   poetic   cabellos masculine plural
 
lock / cerradura
 
lock   2   [lɒk]
A. -noun
1. (on door, box, safe)   cerradura (f),   chapa (f) Latin America   (automobiles)   (on steering wheel)   tope (m),   reténoun (m)
(=bolt)   cerrojo (m)   also padlock   candado (m)
a. [of gun]   llave (f)
·under lock and key
·bajo siete llaves
·to put something under lock and key
·guardar algo bajo llave
·lock, stock, and barrel
(figurative)   con todo incluido
2. (on canal)   esclusa (f)
(=pressure chamber)   cámara (f) intermedia
3. (automobiles)
(=steering lock)   ángulo (m) de giro
4. (Wrestling)   llave (f)
B. -transitive verb
1. (with key)   cerrar con llave   (with bolt)   cerrar con cerrojo   (with padlock)   cerrar con candado
·to lock something/somebody in a place
·encerrar algo/a somebody, someone en un lugar
2. (mechanics)   trabar
[+steering wheel]   (to prevent theft)   bloquear,   inmovilizar
(=jam)   bloquear   (computing)
[+screen]   desactivar
3. (=entwine)   (usually pass)
·they were locked in each other'noun arms
·estaban unidos en un abrazo
·the armies were locked in combat
·los ejércitos luchaban encarnizadamente
a. to lock horns with somebody   enzarzarse en una disputa or pelea con somebody, someone
C. -intransitive verb
1. (with key)
[door, box, safe]   cerrarse con llave
2. (mechanics)   trabarse
·the front wheels of the car locked
·las ruedas delanteras se trabaron
D. -compound
·lock gate   -noun   puerta (f) de esclusa
·lock keeper   -noun   esclusero (m) / esclusera (f)
·lock picker   -noun   espadista (m)
 
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