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lock

 [lok]
1. a place, often airtight, where something is sealed in.
2. a device such as a clamp for holding something firmly in place.
heparin lock see heparin lock.

lock

(lok),
A device for holding or closing.

lock

Vox populi A device that prevents a particular action or activity. See Bloxham air lock, Heparin lock, Job lock, Vapor lock.

lock

(lok)
1. An enclosing, fastening, or securing device.
2. A mechanism that, when moved, permits or obstructs passage.
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If, by labeling someone an enemy combatant, the President can lock away that person without an opportunity to be heard before a judge, then nothing prevents the government from detaining any one of us, indefinitely and incommunicado.
Those pushing the transcendence of God seem threatened by the truth that Jesus, the one they want to lock away behind the gold doors and silky veil, was called Emmanuel, "God is with us." When he taught us to pray, he didn't start out with the words, "Oh, Almighty and Ever Powerful God," but rather with the simple words, "Our Father."
Sergeant Mick Parton, from the Wainbody neighbourhood policing team, said: "Lock away gardening tools and ensure bicycles, ladders and any valuable items are kept securely locked with a good chain and padlock.