Definition of padlock verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

padlock

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpædlɒk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpædlɑːk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they padlock
BrE BrE//ˈpædlɒk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpædlɑːk//
 
he / she / it padlocks
BrE BrE//ˈpædlɒks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpædlɑːks//
 
past simple padlocked
BrE BrE//ˈpædlɒkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpædlɑːkt//
 
past participle padlocked
BrE BrE//ˈpædlɒkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpædlɑːkt//
 
-ing form padlocking
BrE BrE//ˈpædlɒkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpædlɑːkɪŋ//
 
 
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to lock something with a padlock padlock something to something She always padlocked her bike to the railings. padlock something The doors were padlocked. Word Origin late 15th cent.: from pad- (of unknown origin) + the noun lock.
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