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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (noun) lock

Synonyms: lock Definition: any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured

Hypernyms: wrestling hold Definition: a hold used in the sport of wrestling

Synonyms: lock Definition: a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed

Hypernyms: fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast Definition: restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

Synonyms: lock, ignition lock Definition: a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key

Hypernyms: restraint, constraint Definition: a device that retards something's motion Usage: the car did not have proper restraints fitted

Synonyms: lock, lock chamber Definition: 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

Hypernyms: enclosure Definition: a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose

Synonyms: lock Definition: a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun

Hypernyms: mechanism Definition: device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

Synonyms: whorl, lock, ringlet, curl Definition: a strand or cluster of hair

Hypernyms: hair Definition: a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss Usage: he combed his hair; each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells

Synonyms for (verb) lock

Synonyms: lock Definition: become rigid or immoveable Usage: The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise

Hypernyms: engage Definition: get caught Usage: make sure the gear is engaged

Synonyms: shut away, shut up, lock, lock away, lock in, lock up, put away Definition: place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape Usage: The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend; She locked her jewels in the safe

Hypernyms: confine Definition: prevent from leaving or from being removed

Synonyms: lock Definition: fasten with a lock Usage: lock the bike to the fence

Hypernyms: fix, fasten, secure Definition: cause to be firmly attached Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man

Synonyms: lock, mesh, operate, engage Definition: keep engaged Usage: engaged the gears

Hypernyms: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: lock, interlock Definition: become engaged or intermeshed with one another Usage: They were locked in embrace

Hypernyms: embrace, bosom, hug, squeeze Definition: squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness Usage: Hug me, please; They embraced; He hugged her close to him

Synonyms: lock, interlace, interlock Definition: hold in a locking position Usage: He locked his hands around her neck

Hypernyms: take hold, hold Definition: have or hold in one's hands or grip Usage: Hold this bowl for a moment, please; A crazy idea took hold of him

Synonyms: lock Definition: build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

Hypernyms: construct, make, build Definition: make by combining materials and parts Usage: this little pig made his house out of straw; Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Synonyms: lock Definition: hold fast (in a certain state) Usage: He was locked in a laughing fit

Hypernyms: sweep over, overtake, overwhelm, overcome, overpower, whelm Definition: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Synonyms: lock Definition: pass by means through a lock in a waterway

Hypernyms: go across, go through, pass Definition: go across or through Usage: We passed the point where the police car had parked; A terrible thought went through his mind