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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


Synonymsmesh


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.


Synonymslock


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)bosom, embrace, hug, squeeze









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