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lock

noun

verb - transitive

  • to be arrested and put in a jail cell.
    I got locked Friday night for possession.
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    Last edited on Oct 11 2012. Submitted by Nunya from MA, USA on Dec 13 1999.

  • to dreadlock.
    I think I'm going to lock my hair.

    Last edited on Jun 21 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jun 21 2010.

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lock down

verb - transitive

  • to secure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

    Citation from "Chapter 8", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 2 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Citation from "Chapter 8", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 2 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 15 2011.

  • to determine accurately.
    We need to lock down the schedule before management will sign off on it.

    Last edited on Apr 16 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Apr 16 2013.

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locked and loaded

  • John Wayne said "Lock and load" because that is the procedure used for readying an empty M1 Garand for action, not because he said it backwards. In order to prepare the weapon for firing, the bolt must first be "locked" back to the rear so that the en bloc clip can be "loaded" into the fixed magazine. Once the clip is inserted, the bolt snaps forward on its own as soon as thumb pressure is released from the top round of the clip, chambering a round and leaving it ready to fire.

    Last edited on Mar 31 2016. Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 31 2016.

adjective

expression

  • John Wayne in the film Sands of Iwo Jima was to say "Load and Lock" but "Lock and Load" sounded better so they did not edit it for the correct term.

    Last edited on Jun 30 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 30 2015.

  • Possible alternative origin: When a horse is reluctant to enter the starting gate before a race the assistant starters will position themselves on each side of the horse's haunches. They each extend an arm and grasp the others wrist. With their hands thus "locked" behind the horse's rump they pull/push the horse and "load" him into the starting gate. A little farfetched in this context but at least the words are used in the correct order.

    Last edited on Aug 11 2017. Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 11 2017.

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locker room talk

noun - uncountable

  • discussion using foul language, or of a sexual or otherwise offensive nature.
                                                                              

    Citation from "Acid Queen", Reaper (TV), Season 1 Episode 13 (2008) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    Citation from "Chapter 8", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 2 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 30 2010.

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lock-in

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lock it

verb

  • to break up with someone

    should i LOCK it with her?

    Last edited on Aug 20 2012. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 11 2012.

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lock up

  • To fight someone.
    I'm about to lock up on this fool.

    Last edited on May 26 2002. Submitted by Suwoei H. from Hilliard, OH, USA on May 26 2002.

verb - transitive

  • to incarcerate; "imprison".
                                                                                                                     

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    Citation from "Gone", Lie To Me (TV), Season 3 Episode 11 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                         

    Citation from "Compassion", Wilfred (US TV), Season 1 Episode 9 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 25 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 26 2009.

  • to obtain exclusive rights to.
                                                                                                                                                                         

    Citation from "Producers lock up prison memoir", Variety, Mar. 24, 2009, Dave McNary blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 13 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 26 2009.

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loco

noun

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lo-fi

adjective

noun - uncountable

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