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man lock

  

      n     (Civil engineering)   an airlock that allows workmen to pass in and out of spaces with differing air pressures  
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lock          [1]  
      n  
1    a device fitted to a gate, door, drawer, lid, etc., to keep it firmly closed and often to prevent access by unauthorized persons  
2    a similar device attached to a machine, vehicle, etc., to prevent use by unauthorized persons  
a steering lock     
3   
a    a section of a canal or river that may be closed off by gates to control the water level and the raising and lowering of vessels that pass through it  
b    (as modifier)  
a lock gate     
4    the jamming, fastening, or locking together of parts  
5      (Brit)   the extent to which a vehicle's front wheels will turn to the right or left  
this car has a good lock     
6    a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun  
7    lock, stock, and barrel   completely; entirely  
8    any wrestling hold in which a wrestler seizes a part of his opponent's body and twists it or otherwise exerts pressure upon it  
9      (Also called)    lock forward     (Rugby)   either of two players who make up the second line of the scrum and apply weight to the forwards in the front line  
10    a gas bubble in a hydraulic system or a liquid bubble in a pneumatic system that stops or interferes with the fluid flow in a pipe, capillary, etc.  
an air lock     
      vb  
11    to fasten (a door, gate, etc.) or (of a door, etc.) to become fastened with a lock, bolt, etc., so as to prevent entry or exit  
12    tr   to secure (a building) by locking all doors, windows, etc.  
13    to fix or become fixed together securely or inextricably  
14    to become or cause to become rigid or immovable  
the front wheels of the car locked     
15    when tr, often passive   to clasp or entangle (someone or each other) in a struggle or embrace  
16    tr   to furnish (a canal) with locks  
17    tr   to move (a vessel) through a system of locks  
18    lock horns   (esp. of two equally matched opponents) to become engaged in argument or battle  
19    lock the stable door after the horse has bolted or been stolen   to take precautions after harm has been done,   (See also)        lock on to       lock out       lock up  
     (Old English loc; related to Old Norse lok)  
  lockable      adj  

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lock         

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1]  

      n  
1    bolt, clasp, fastening, padlock  
      vb  
2    bolt, close, fasten, latch, seal, secure, shut, sneck     (dialect)  
3    clench, engage, entangle, entwine, join, link, mesh, unite  
4    clasp, clutch, embrace, encircle, enclose, grapple, grasp, hug, press  

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Consulter aussi:

lock, lock away, lock forward, lock horns

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Définition
n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
v.
to face a situation courageously
colloquial
exp.
be a man
familiar
n.
padlocks that couples lock on a bridge or fence among others to symbolise their love
n.
older woman having a relation with a younger man
familiar
n.
a younger man involved in a relationship with an older woman
= the target of a "cougar"
n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
n.
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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