There are 2 main translations of lock in Spanish

: lock1lock2

lock1

cerradura, n.

Pronunciation /lɑk//lɒk/

noun

  • 1

    (device)
    cerradura feminine
    cerrojo masculine
    chapa feminine Latin America
    • You see, some people put two locks on their bicycles and an iron cage outside their windows to prevent robberies.
    • Andrew said the thieves had cut through his bike lock before stealing the machine, which had been parked off Fossgate.
    • Remove the ignition key and engage the steering lock, even when parking on your own property.
    • You've tried three times now, and all you've managed to do is break the steering lock.
    • I was bent over to move my steering lock and I got pushed from behind.
    • They pull out bicycle U locks and head for the racks.
    • The gates were also locked with bicycle locks on one occasion, which were so effective that the whole gate had to be dismantled in order to get trucks in or out.
    • Every car around here has a steering-wheel lock.
    • A protective husband accused of beating a man to death with a steering lock after his wife's car was damaged acted in self-defence, a court heard yesterday.
    • Most of Lindsay's injuries were a direct result of her method of affixing herself to the billboard - she put a bicycle lock around her neck and attached it to part of the billboard.
    • The dog let go only when a passing motorist stopped and hit the animal with a steering lock.
    • People are also advised to buy steering locks, immobilisers and car alarms to foil potential thieves.
    • A protective husband beat a man to death with a steering lock in the belief that he had hurled a missile at his wife's car, a court heard.
    • He released the steering lock and switched on the ignition.
    • Security devices are great deterrents, steering wheel and gearstick locks and locking wheelnuts are inexpensive and easy to fit.
    • So what I really need now is a chain and a bicycle lock, so I can just leave the pump out in the locker room shower.
    • ‘If you have got a crook lock attached to your steering wheel the car is not going to get taken,’ he said.
    • He failed to find him and so decided to try to break the steering lock in the car so he could drive home to Swindon.
    • If not, even a steering-wheel lock is better than nothing.
    • He then switched the acceleration to cruise control, reached under his seat, and pulled out a steering lock.
  • 2

    (on canal)
    esclusa feminine
    before noun lock gate compuerta (de la esclusa) feminine
    • Although this particular crowd was mainly due to people watching the boats pass in and out of the lock from the Stratford canal onto the Avon.
    • Waterways general manager Adrian Sains said boats were in the locks when the gates failed.
    • The Eilean Eisdeal is 66 ft 6 long by 18 ft wide - almost exactly the dimensions of the lock at the Crinan canal.
    • He filled his writings with discussions of plows, air pumps, compasses, canal locks, balloons and steam power.
    • The inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci designed the swinging gates and canal locks used on it.
    • They want to build a lock to keep the River Colne artificially high so boats can use the marina.
    • The new look Armentieres Square, with its continental-style piazza and canal lock with boats passing through, is the centrepiece of Stalybridge.
    • What would happen if the locks on the Panama Canal were destroyed?
    • He balls an intimidating fist as tight as he can, then releases it, like a lock in a canal.
    • After a short catnap while the vessel eased through the locks of the Welland Canal, it would be time to clean out the ship.
    • When the Fianna Fáil man, from the 14th lock on the Grand Canal, got his hands on the booty he didn't forget his own and his own won't forget him now.
    • But the man from the 14th lock on the Grand Canal is rooted in where he comes from.
    • But a surprising number of deaths are also caused because manatees have no fear of Florida's underwater canal gates and locks.
    • The property sits on 17 acres with six loose boxes and is adjacent to the 33rd lock on the Grand Canal.
    • A flood bank separates canal and river, and the lock is in partial disrepair.
    • It was nicknamed the Everest of canals because its 91 locks lifted boats 600 ft.
    • During low stages on the Mississippi River, flood control locks are opened seasonally to drain the interior floodplain waters.
    • Many dams are accompanied by locks, which raise and lower water levels, lifting ships to ports at higher elevations.
  • 3

    (in wrestling)
    llave feminine
    arm/head lock llave de brazo/cabeza
    • Some people fall in love with ankle locks and never learn to pass the guard.
    • I consider myself to have a reasonably high pain threshold from long years of being on the receiving end of aikido joint locks.
    • One year is the year of the half guard; another is the year of the ankle lock.
    • This is the reason leg locks are barred in judo contests.
    • Well, I've only done judo until now so I was a little confused by the leg locks.
    • In judo, certain techniques, such as standing arm locks, are left out of practice because they were found to cause injury.
    • Another useful technique is waki-gatame, an elbow lock where you clamp the opponent's arm against your body.
    • Three big judoka simultaneously put locks on his neck and both arms.
    • Well, the story is that Tomiki Sensei could do his wrist lock on anyone's upper arm.
    • The Kimura lock is the favourite armlock of Marcus Soares: once he locks it on, there is no escape.
    • This throw is also useful in the event that an attacker facing you is able to pull your head down in order to get you in a neck lock.
    • I sat back, holding his ankle tightly but otherwise not applying the ankle lock at all.
    • I worked out ways to defeat the headlocks, body locks and rear holds from wrestling.
    • The object is to submit your opponent using a variety of joint locks and chokes, or to win the match on points.
    • If you experiment with using the top arm and the bottom arm you will typically find that it is easier for you opponent to rotate his leg out of the lock if you use the bottom arm.
    • Yes, it's like wrestling where there's chokes and submissions, arm locks, leg locks, stuff like that.
    • Attacks are defended with blocks, various kicks, punches and strikes, throws, and wrist and arm locks.
    • We'd slam each other in turn, sometimes dragging the other down to the mat to grapple in laughter, cut off suddenly by a choke or a tap-out from a lock.
    • If you can get this arm lock against the opponent's elbow, you can easily break it (requires a subtle body shift).
    • Instead they can apply the principle of an elbow lock, and let the technique form itself.
  • 4British

    Motor Vehicles
    tope masculine
    retén masculine
    keep it on full lock dale al volante hasta el tope
    • this car has a good lock este coche tiene un buen radio / ángulo de giro
    • Out of the hairpins the H1 is perfectly happy at 45 degrees, with half a turn of opposite lock and the rear wheels spinning up a treat.
    • The steering takes 2.5 turns from lock to lock which is fine on the move but requires a fair bit of grappling at low speeds to manoeuvre the car around.
    • Even on full lock and teasing it with your right foot, the car just glides around with no kickback through the power assisted steering.
    • The steering lock is not brilliant, but it never is on a race car, though of course at racing speeds you do not need much lock to change direction!
    • I had so much opposite lock through Turn 4 so I slowed.
    • In fact the only time I had to apply opposite lock on the road was when getting off the throttle mid-bend, which can result in sudden lift-off oversteer.
    • Be ready with the slightest twist of opposite lock and this machine dances round bends, while the V8 lags behind like a bodybuilder in a marathon.
    • Tired of clamshell designs, I found the spin refreshing, though there's no lock at the 90° position, as there is on the W600.
    • This culminates in a hairpin taken in first gear with the steering wheel virtually at full lock.
    • Some people like to ‘drive’ the car, steering on the throttle, using opposite lock, in which case they will adore the handling.
    • Turning lock is good though and despite no power steering, it's relatively easy to manoeuvre for a big car.
    • Thus, at a crawl, you can achieve full lock in three-quarters of a turn of the steering wheel - which means that you can reverse into a parking space without winding your arms around each other and gradually dislocating your shoulders.
  • 5also lock forward

    (in rugby)
    delantero de segunda línea masculine
    delantera de segunda línea feminine
    • It is her plan to represent Scotland as a lock forward at Rugby that causes both her mother and me the most concern.
    • Just like last weekend's international match, this game was dominated by a red card to a lock forward and, just like last Sunday, it came after just 20 minutes.
    • And it must have been pretty hard accepting having a lock forward move back into his eighthman spot for the two biggest matches in South Africa's proud rugby history.
    • The South African international lock forward, who joined NEC Harlequins back in November, has worked tirelessly with Quins' medical team to rehabilitate this injury.
    • At 6ft 5ins, even in this age of legalised lifting, he is not tall for a modern international lock forward, but much of his lineout work was excellent.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (fasten)
    (door/car/room) cerrar (con llave)
    to lock sb in a room encerrar a algn en una habitación
    • he locked the money in the chest guardó el dinero bajo llave en el cofre
    • I opened it carefully and then closed it behind me, locking it securely.
    • The all clear signal flashed on the screen, and both doors leading to the back of the building were securely locked.
    • He then left the room, shutting the door behind him, and locking it securely.
    • He threw the door shut behind him and locked it securely.
    • She tried the barred door of her cell, but it was securely locked and would hardly even rattle.
    • In the factory of the 20th century, at day's end the owner locked the gates to secure his capital.
    • I opened the door to my flat and went in, locking it again behind me and sliding the bolts across for good measure.
    • We would like to stress to everyone to make sure their homes are locked and secure at all times.
    • I stood before my apartment door, cracked my neck for good measure and then exited, locking it securely behind me.
    • Lacey stared at the closed door for a moment before locking it securely and drawing the curtains over the window.
    • Most states no longer require a double-lock system, but medications should be stored in a secure, locked cabinet.
    • Residents are being warned to make sure their sheds are securely locked after incidents where thieves have struck.
    • Walking back to the door, she locked it securely then sat down at the table.
    • She carefully closed and locked it behind her, dropping her school bag and walking upstairs to her room.
    • The back gate was locked and bolted so they must have jumped the fence run into the kitchen and taken it.
    • I sprinted up the stairs and shut my bedroom door behind me, locking it securely.
    • I closed the door behind me, locked it, and drew the chain across.
    • She closed the door behind her and locked it with the chain lock just above her head.
    • I securely closed and locked my doors, and got ready for bed.
    • She then walked out, Jude closing the door and locking it behind her.
  • 2

    (immobilize)
    (steering wheel/wheel) bloquear
    to be locked in sth
    • locked in a passionate embrace fundidos en un apasionado abrazo
    • they are locked in a loveless marriage están atrapados en un matrimonio sin amor
    • they are locked in a battle of wills están enzarzados en una lucha de resistencia
    • She was silent, and her eyes were like living flames that roved over his figure, but her gaze finally locked with his, paralyzing him where he stood.
    • Their gazes locked again as they walked towards one another.
    • Both of them sat on lawn chairs in the yard behind the condo now, their gazes locked on the brilliantly starry sky.
    • Shooting doesn't require the knees to be visibly bent; the point is they shouldn't be rigidly locked.
    • She tilted her head, her gaze cool as it locked on Kai's.
    • His armed were pinned down at his side, his legs locked rigidly parallel of each other.
    • Her eyes found him, and their gazes locked for a moment, brilliant blue meeting, oddly, yellow dotted in red-orange.
    • Brenner clasped his hands behind his back, his gaze locked on the tumbling image of the People's Way.
    • For a time, resistant readings had little or no currency: everyone was locked into the American gaze.
    • I kept my gaze locked to his eyes, still numb with shock.
    • As soon as our gaze locked, I knew that I couldn't look away; I didn't want to.
    • Sighing softly, the Pack leader knelt down as well and gently placed his hand under Dante's chin to lift his head, their gazes locking.
    • Finally he looked up at her, their nearly identical gazes locking.
    • Both Sophia and Mina turned, their gaze locking with the man who stood behind them.
    • As Matt approached, their gazes locked and she smiled at him.
    • My gaze locked into Christopher's, I was in no position to answer.
    • Caleb leaned forward in his seat, his gaze locking with his uncle's.
    • ‘You are lucky the girl is here,’ her hero growled, and his gaze locked with hers.
    • He stepped forward rigidly, his eyes locking on hers.
    • Once, he turned his head just slightly and our gazes locked.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (fasten, secure)
    (case/door) cerrarse con llave
  • 2

    (become immobile)
    (catch) trabarse
    (wheel) bloquearse
    • They continued onto the next room, the door locking behind them.
    • Jim stuffed the jewels into the tank and replaced the lid, then retraced his steps to the door and out, making sure the door locked behind him.
    • The latch seems to lock a bit more securely, but it's still possible to jiggle it loose too easily if you fully load it up with a floppy and two hard drives.
    • Rebecca decided not to take the risk that the door might close and lock automatically behind her once she was inside.
    • What's more, when he enters, the doors lock automatically and he's trapped inside.
    • As the doors locked behind them, they realized they would not be returning home, as promised, but were being left to die.
    • All models have remote central locking, front electric windows, a trip computer and doors which lock automatically above walking pace.
    • I wasn't sure about the rest of the city, so I grabbed my radio and took the elevator to the roof, where the door locked behind me and the power went out.
    • As someone had lost the key about a month ago, and the door automatically locked, getting caught inside was very easy.
    • I asked him what had happened and he said frequently when he'd go outside, the front door locked behind him for no reason.
    • I was instantly rushed inside the building, and the door locked behind me.
    • However, he did catch the click as the door automatically locked.
    • The outer doors lock automatically at 8:00 p.m., three hours after the retail section has shut down.
    • Hurriedly, they moved inside and toward another elevator, the door locking automatically behind them.
    • As soon as the girls stepped out and the door locked behind them, a grey mist filled Melanie's room.

There are 2 main translations of lock in Spanish

: lock1lock2

lock2

mechón, n.

Pronunciation /lɑk//lɒk/

noun

  • 1

    (of hair)
    mechón masculine
    her golden locks sus rizos de oro literary humorous
    • his greasy locks sus greñas grasientas
    • He took a lock of my hair and brought it to his lips.
    • We all paused, turned to look at Sara in shock as she tugged self-consciously at a lock of pale hair.
    • Kieran blew a lock of hair out of his eyes, exasperated.
    • She twirled a lock of his hair absently, whispering, ‘Will we see each other again?’
    • Blowing a lock of hair off of my face, I looked down at him.
    • I twisted a lock of hair around my finger, a nervous habit of mine.
    • Although the prince's letters to her do not survive, he is known to have sent her a lock of his hair and his portrait in miniature.
    • I don't remember what it was that we'd been talking about, but he suddenly reached out, and with a very gentle touch, moved a lock of hair off my face.
    • She twisted a lock of bright hair between her fingers.
    • Emily flicks a lock of her red hair with her fingers.
    • Luke reached over and grabbed a lock of my dark hair.
    • With a sigh, Sophie brushed a lock of brown hair out of her face.
    • His eyebrows knit angrily together under a lock of loose black hair.
    • She pushed a lock of dark hair out of her almond-shaped eyes.
    • My attention had been momentarily distracted by a lock of hair curling over his eye.
    • And it looks like she means it, too - it's been reported that Kate has actually given Jamie a lock of her hair.
    • She twisted a lock of her honey-colored hair around her finger and fluttered her eyelashes at me, pouting her soft full lips to look enticing.
    • He had thick black hair, a lock of which was hanging over his eye.
    • Sarah twisted a lock of blonde hair around her finger.
    • He reached out and curled a lock of hair behind her ear.