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 for locking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lock \Lock\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Locked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Locking.]
     1. To fasten with a lock, or as with a lock; to make fast; to
        prevent free movement of; as, to lock a door, a carriage
        wheel, a river, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To prevent ingress or access to, or exit from, by
        fastening the lock or locks of; -- often with up; as, to
        lock or lock up, a house, jail, room, trunk. etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To fasten in or out, or to make secure by means of, or as
        with, locks; to confine, or to shut in or out -- often
        with up; as, to lock one's self in a room; to lock up the
        prisoners; to lock up one's silver; to lock intruders out
        of the house; to lock money into a vault; to lock a child
        in one's arms; to lock a secret in one's breast.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. To link together; to clasp closely; as, to lock arms. "
        Lock hand in hand." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. (Canals) To furnish with locks; also, to raise or lower (a
        boat) in a lock.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     6. (Fencing) To seize, as the sword arm of an antagonist, by
        turning the left arm around it, to disarm him.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  locking
      n 1: the act of locking something up to protect it [syn:
           locking, lockup]

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