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English noun: interlock

1. interlock (artifact) a device that prevents an automotive engine from starting

SamplesCar theives know how to bypass the ignition interlock.

Synonymsignition interlock

Broader (hypernym)device

2. interlock (act) the act of interlocking or meshing

SamplesAn interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check.

Synonymsinterlocking, mesh, meshing

Broader (hypernym)catch, grab, snap, snatch

English verb: interlock

1. interlock (change) coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)coordinate, organise, organize

2. interlock (contact) hold in a locking position

SamplesHe locked his hands around her neck.

Synonymsinterlace, lock

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)hold, take hold

3. interlock (contact) become engaged or intermeshed with one another

SamplesThey were locked in embrace.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)bosom, embrace, hug, squeeze

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