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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
lock [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (secure with key, etc.)chiudere, chiudere a chiave vtr
 Lock the door behind you.
 Chiudi a chiave la porta dietro di te.
lock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (securing device)serratura nf
 There are two locks on the door.
 Ci sono due serrature sulla porta.
lock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (firearm safety) (armi da fuoco)sicura nf
 The gun's lock prevents accidental firing.
 La sicura del fucile impedisce i colpi accidentali.
lock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (canal)chiusa nf
 This canal has fifteen locks.
 Questo canale ha quindici chiuse.
 
Additional Translations
lock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang (certainty) (figurato: star per vincere)ipoteca nf
 The New York Yankees now have a lock on the Championship.
 I New York Yankees hanno messo un'ipoteca sul campionato.
lock,
airlock
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(airtight chamber)chiusa nf
 The diver remained in the lock for two hours to avoid the bends.
 Il subacqueo è rimasto nella chiusa per due ore, per evitare la sindrome da decompressione.
lock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wrestling hold)presa, stretta, morsa nf
 He held the other guy in a lock.
 Teneva l'altro uomo in una morsa.
lock viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become locked) (serrature)scattare vi
 You could hear the door lock.
 Si è sentita la serratura scattare.
lock viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (mechanism: stop moving)bloccarsi v rif
 The wheels locked when he pulled the emergency brake.
 Le ruote si sono bloccate quando ha tirato il freno di emergenza.
lock [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (shut in securely)rinchiudere vtr
 She locked the dog in his kennel.
 Ha rinchiuso il cane nel suo canile.
lock [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (immobilize)chiudere, rinchiudere vtr
 She locked the box in place in the back of the truck.
 Ha chiuso la scatola nel retro del camion.
lock [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (interlink, join) (braccia)intrecciare vtr
 The protesters locked arms to keep the police from removing them.
 I dimostranti hanno intrecciato le braccia per impedire alla polizia di portarli via.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
air lock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (airtight chamber)camera stagna nf
 On submarines and space shuttles there are air locks so that the air in them stays inside when someone goes out.
combination lock serratura a combinazione
deadbolt lock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (heavy lock system)serratura di sicurezza nf
 The door has a passage lock and a deadbolt lock for extra security.
 La porta ha uno scrocco e anche una serratura di sicurezza per una maggiore protezione.
door lock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (metal fixture for securing a door shut)serratura nf
 After the thief broke in, I had a hard time replacing the door lock.
 Dopo l'irruzione dei ladri, ho avuto il mio da fare per sostituire la serratura.
  chiavistello nm
double-lock chiudere a doppia mandata v
in lock step in blocco, a ranghi compatti, simultaneamente
lock [sb] away vtr phrasal (put in prison)mettere in prigione, rinchiudere in prigione vtr
 That man has committed terrible crimes; the judge is going to lock him away for a long time.
lock [sb] away vtr phrasal (put in institution)mettere in un istituto vtr
  (in un istituto)rinchiudere vtr
lock [sth] away vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (keep safe, hidden)mettere sotto chiave vtr
  nascondere, portare via, mettere via vtr
 Lock away this box of chocolates before I eat them all!
 Metti sotto chiave questa scatola di cioccolatini prima che me li mangi tutti!
lock box forziere nm
lock horns scontrarsi
lock [sb] in vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (prevent from leaving)rinchiudere vtr
 Harry Potter's Uncle and Aunt locked him in the closet below the stairs.
  Il poliziotto ha rinchiuso il ladro in cella fino all'arrivo del suo avvocato.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
lock [sth] in vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (enclose securely) (figurato)tenere al sicuro, tenere celato vtr
lock [sth] in vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (interest, price: fix) (un prezzo, una cifra)fissare vtr
lock in a rate v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (fix an interest rate) (economia)fissare un tasso di interesse vtr
 Prequalifying for a loan allows you 30 days to lock in a rate.
 Prequalificarsi per un prestito lascia 30 giorni per fissare un tasso di interesse.
lock in [sth]  (mutui ecc.)rinchiudere qualcosa
lock knit,
lock-knit
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(interlocking knitting stitch)traduzione non disponibile
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
lock nut controdado nm
lock nut dado di sicurezza
lock of hair nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (curl or tress of hair) (di capelli)ricciolo nm
  (di capelli)ciocca nf
 She cut a lock of hair and put it in a letter to her lover.
 Si tagliò una ciocca e la mise in una lettera per il suo amato.
lock off (a door)bloccaggio nm
lock on  (agganciare)fissare v
lock on to assicurare a
lock on to avere nel campo visivo e seguire in modo automatico un obiettivo
lock on to [sth] attaccarsi a qualcosa
lock [sb] out vtr + adv (prevent from entering)chiudere qlcn fuori vtr
 I started banging on the door when I realised he had locked me out of the apartment.
 Iniziai a picchiare sulla porta quando mi resi conto che mi aveva chiuso fuori dall'appartamento.
lock [sb] out of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (prevent from entering)chiudere qlcn fuori da vtr
lock [sb] out vtr + adv (computing: prevent access) (computer)bloccare a qlcn l'accesso vtr
lock [sb] out of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (computing: prevent access) (computer)bloccare a qlcn l'accesso a vtr
lock [sb] out vtr + adv often passive (close workplace)chiudere vtr
lock pick aprilucchetto
lock plate piastra di bloccaggio
lock step passo di marcia
lock [sth] away vtr + prep (keep safe)chiudere vtr
lock the door v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (close and secure the door with a key)chiudere la porta a chiave vtr
 I always set the burglar alarm and lock the door when I go out. Don't forget to lock the door behind you when you leave.
 Quando esco, chiudo sempre la porta a chiave e inserisco l'allarme. Non dimenticarti di chiudere la porta a chiave quando te ne vai.
lock [sb] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (imprison)rinchiudere vtr
 They locked him up in a cell that was barely large enough to move around in.
 Lo rinchiusero in una cella che era larga a malapena quanto basta per muoversi.
lock [sb] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (sentence to jail)mettere in galera, mandare in galera, sbattere in galera vtr
 The judge should lock up the murderer and throw the key away!
 Il giudice dovrebbe sbattere l'omicida in galera e buttar via la chiave!
lock [sth] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (object: keep safe)chiudere a chiave vtr
 The custodian locked up the school at the end of the day to prevent vandals from entering.
 Il custode ha chiuso a chiave la scuola a fine giornata per evitare che entrino dei vandali.
lock up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (premises: secure)chiudere a chiave vi
 The last person to leave should lock up.
 Chi va via per ultimo chiuda a chiave.
lock washer rondella di sicurezza
lock washer rondella di arresto
lock washer fermadado
lock yourself out v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (forget keys)chiudersi fuori vtr
  rimanere chiuso fuori vi
lock-in nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (late pub closure)lock-in
Nota: Permanenza dei clienti di un pub oltre l’orario di chiusura
lock-in nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (commercial monopoly) (commercio)accordo in esclusiva nm
lock,
stock,
and barrel
armi e bagagli
pick the lock v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (unlock [sth] without a key)forzare una serratura vtr
 The thieves picked the lock on the door to get inside the house.
 I ladri forzarono la serratura per entrare nella casa.
rib lock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (type of fastening)nervatura di incastro nf
safety lock lucchetto di sicurezza
scroll lock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (computing: key that stops cursor rolling) (informatica)blocco scorrimento, scroll lock nm
spring lock serratura a scatto
spring-lock serratura a scatto
under lock and key advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to or in prison) (chiuso a chiave)sotto chiave, sottochiave avv
 This type of deviant behaviour will get you put under lock and key.
 Dopo la rapina lo misero sotto chiave.
under lock and key adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (person: in prison) (in galera)dietro le sbarre
 He's under lock and key after he committed that robbery last year.
under lock and key adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (thing: locked away)sotto chiave
 I want you to stop overspending so I put your credit card under lock and key.
wheel lock bloccaggio delle ruote
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