locken

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locken

  1. (Scotland, Northern England or obsolete) past participle of lock

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locken (comparative more locken, superlative most locken)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) Locked.
    Toom, forlorn locken-booths.
  2. (Scotland, Northern England) Webbed (of hands or toes), also stingy, tightfisted.
    Locken fingers.
    The locken hands do not give much.
  3. (Scotland, Northern England) Knit (of brows), also close-set, contracted.
    She stood there stock-still, her brows locken.
    • Harper, Alex; Fruits of Solitary Hours. (1852)
      A leering eye and locken brows, And large Mongolian mouth and nose.

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German[edit]

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  • IPA(key): [ˈlɔkn̩], [ˈlɔkŋ̩]
  • Hyphenation: lo‧cken
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German locken, from Old High German lockōn. Cognate with lügen (to lie), Latin laciō and Slovak lákať (to allure).

Verb[edit]

locken (third-person singular simple present lockt, past tense lockte, past participle gelockt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to lure, entice
  2. (transitive) to tempt
  3. (transitive, impersonal) to be lured

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old High German lochōn, from Locke (curl).

Verb[edit]

locken (third-person singular simple present lockt, past tense lockte, past participle gelockt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to curl sth
  2. (reflexive) to curl

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Noun[edit]

locken

  1. definite singular of lock
  2. definite plural of lock