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- n. A sleepover party, usually held in a public place such as a church or school, in which the participants are not allowed to leave until the next morning.
- v. To secure someone or something in a locked enclosure.
- v. To fix the value of something potentially variable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
- v. close with or as if with a tight seal
Sorry, no etymologies found.
He jetted so fierce a shot of steam at the leafy lock in the IM-MENS cage that it melted, and the gate swung open.
Dasinger approached slowly, in foggy unwillingness, emerged from the bushes into open ground, and saw a broad ramp furred with a thick coat of mold-like growth rise steeply towards an open lock in the upper part of the Antares.
People close to the cable negotiations say that prices to lock in commercial time on Time Warner Inc.'s TNT and TBS networks are up by about 12% or 13% from last year, while Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks—which includes Comedy Central, VH1, and MTV, the home of "Jersey Shore"—has seen rates increase by 10% or more.
For the doctor it is a perfect way to get out of a poorly managed property, to lock in a management-free fixed return of 7 percent per year for at least five years, and the most important consideration to receive no interest payments for five years—a perfect tax-planning tool for a high-income investor.
I stood watching while he deftly locked the kitchen door with his picklocks, then destroyed the lock in a shower of splinters with the hammer and chisel.
Raising his rifle, he took careful aim at the female, letting the automatic sight lock in on the back of her skull.
Again, happily, automatic machinery took care of the freezing and dumping of these wastes through a channel leading to an air lock in the unpressurized section aft.
This was Washington, and it didn't take long for the analysts to rush through their pseudoscientific and philosophical hyperbole and lock in on the ugly stuff – the politics.