Close and Lock


Close verb - To position (something) so as to prevent passage through an opening.
Usage example: be sure to close the gate when you leave

Lock is a synonym for close in fasten topic. In some cases you can use "Lock" instead the word "Close" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like action, obstruct, shut.

Nearby Words: closed, closeness, closing, closely, closure


Lock verb - Fasten with a lock.

Close is a synonym for lock in fasten topic. You can use "Close" instead the word "Lock" as a verb or a noun.

Nearby Words: locked, lockup, locker, locket, lockout

How words are described

old old close old lock
good good close good lock
safe safe close safe lock
proper proper close proper lock
Other adjectives: actual, large, big, enormous, little, final, strange, different, literal, red.

Common collocations

sequence close sequence lock sequence
time close time lock time
gate close gate lock gate
door close door lock door
Other words: eyes, page, times, window, windows.

Both words in one sentence

  • Web Video / Keratin Garden I don't think he was invited.Every night I close and lock this door, and every morning this week it's been open.
  • Video Game / Which Ghost Butler: The semi-last door in the game will close and lock behind you during the ending.
  • Absurdly Ineffective Barricade Human enemies would simply close and lock sturdy doors to create barriers against raiders and assassins.
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Lock or Close. 2016. Accessed November 29, 2022.
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