Definitions starting with L

ID #4823

lock

[cf. Krio lok baffled, unable to reply (Hancock p.c.); from locked (in); cf. Haitian pran nan lak trapped HCEFD] adj. in a predicament: The woman husband come home and her boyfriend lock (Nassau). If you ain't got a telephone or a car in Freeport, you lock (Inagua). (Black).

put a lock on the door phr. to foil another's attempts to remain on intimate terms with a woman: The new boyfriend put a lock on the door -- the old one can't get in no more (Nassau). (Nassau, Exuma)

Tags: adjective, phrase

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Last update: 2011-06-02 07:42
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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