lock(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (with a key)
a. la cerradura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Do you have window locks at home?¿En casa tienes cerraduras para las ventanas?
b. el cierre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The briefcase has a combination lock.El maletín cuenta con cierre de combinación.
c. la chapa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We must change the lock after firing her.Cuando la despidamos tenemos que cambiar la chapa.
2. (padlock)
a. el candado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
For the time being we could just put a lock on the garden gate.De momento podemos poner un candado en la puerta del jardín.
3. (bolt)
a. el cerrojo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We put a stronger lock on our door after the burglary.Después del robo pusimos un cerrojo mejor en la puerta.
4. (in a canal)
a. la esclusa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are several locks in a very short section of the canal.Hay varias esclusas en un tramo muy corto del canal.
5. (hair)
a. el mechón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He kept a lock of her hair in a locket.Guardaba un mechón de su pelo en un relicario.
b. el rizo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her blonde locks inspired her nickname - Goldilocks.Sus rizos rubios dieron pie a su apodo, Ricitos de Oro.
6. (sports)
a. la llave
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(in judo, wrestling)
He got me in a lock and punched me twice on the head.Me inmovilizó con una llave y me dio dos puñetazos en la cabeza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to fasten)
a. cerrar con llave
I lock the door every night.Todas las noches cierro la puerta con llave.
b. cerrar con candado
The windows were locked and the chain was rusty.Las ventanas estaban cerradas con candado y la cadena estaba oxidada.
c. cerrar con cerrojo
Every evening we lock the gate before going to bed.Todas las noche cerramos el portón con cerrojo antes de ir a dormir.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to stop moving or working)
a. cerrarse
The door locks automatically.La puerta se cierra automáticamente.
b. bloquearse
My cell phone screen is locked and I can't remember the password!¡La pantalla de mi celular está bloqueada y no recuerdo la contraseña!
c. trabarse
The back doors always lock so you need to ask the driver to unlock them.Las puertas traseras siempre se traban así que tienes que pedirle al conductor que las destrabe.
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lock
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of hair)
a. el mechón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
her golden lockssus cabellos dorados
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lock [lɒk]
noun
1 (on door, box, safe) cerradura (f); chapa (f); (LAm) (Aut) (on steering wheel) tope (m); retén (m); (bolt) cerrojo (m);(also padlock) candado (m); [of gun] llave (f)
under lock and key bajo siete llaves; to put sth under lock and key guardar algo bajo llave; lock, stock, and barrel con todo incluido
2 (on canal) esclusa (f); (pressure chamber) cámara (f) intermedia
3 (Aut) (steering lock) ángulo (m) de giro
4 (Wrestling) llave (f)
transitive verb
1 (with key) cerrar con llave; (with bolt) cerrar con cerrojo; (with padlock) cerrar con candado
door, box, safe
to lock sth/sb in a place encerrar algo/a algn en un lugar
2 (Mec) trabar; [+steering wheel] (to prevent theft) bloquear; inmovilizar; (jam) bloquear; (Comput) [+screen] desactivar;
3 (entwine) (usu pass)
they were locked in each other's arms estaban unidos en un abrazo; the armies were locked in combat los ejércitos luchaban encarnizadamente
to lock horns with sb enzarzarse en una disputa or pelea con algn
intransitive verb
1 (with key) [+door, box, safe] cerrarse con llave
2 (Mec) trabarse
the front wheels of the car locked las ruedas delanteras se trabaron
modifier
lock gate (n) puerta (f) de esclusa
lock keeper (n) escluseroaesclusera (m) (f);a esclusera
lock picker (n) espadista (m)
lock [lɒk]
noun
[of hair] mecha (f); mechón (m); (ringlet) bucle (m);locks cabellos (m);
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