locked in an embrace

holding each other tightly

They were locked in a loving embrace.


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  • locked in an embrace — phrase holding each other tightly They were locked in a loving embrace. Thesaurus: expressing affection physicallysynonym changes in colour that show how you are feelinghyponym Main entry: lock …   Useful english dictionary

  • embrace — [[t]ɪmbre͟ɪs[/t]] embraces, embracing, embraced 1) V RECIP If you embrace someone, you put your arms around them and hold them tightly, usually in order to show your love or affection for them. You can also say that two people embrace. [V n (non… …   English dictionary

  • Embrace, extend and extinguish — Embrace, extend and extinguish, [cite news|url=http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?Story ID=298112|title=Deadly embrace|publisher=The Economist|date=2000 03 30|accessdate=2006 03 31] also known as Embrace, extend, and exterminate, [cite… …   Wikipedia

  • embrace — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ close, strong, tight, warm ▪ the comfort of her warm embrace ▪ comforting, gentle, loving …   Collocations dictionary

  • embrace — 01. The old woman [embraced] each of her grandchildren as they arrived. 02. People around the world have turned against their communist regimes and [embraced] democracy. 03. Everyone cheered and [embraced] each other when the news was announced.… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • lock — 1 verb 1 FASTEN SOMETHING (I, T) to fasten something with a lock or be fastened with a lock: Did you lock the car? I can t get the door to lock. 2 PUT STH IN A SAFE PLACE (transitive always + adv/prep) to put something in a safe place and lock… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lovers of Valdaro — The Lovers of Valdaro, also dubbed as the Valdaro Lovers, is a pair of human skeletons locked in an eternal embrace recently discovered by archaeologists at a Neolithic tomb in Valdaro S.Giorgio near Mantova, Italy. [cite news | publisher=Reuters …   Wikipedia

  • lock — lock1 [ lak ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to fasten something such as a door or a container, usually with a key, so that other people cannot open it: John went out and locked the door behind him. Have you locked the car? lock something in something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lock — lock1 W3S2 [lɔk US la:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(fasten something)¦ 2¦(keep in a safe place)¦ 3¦(fixed position)¦ 4¦(fixed situation)¦ 5 be locked in battle/combat/dispute etc 6 lock arms 7 lock horns (with somebody) Phrasal verbs  lock… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lock — I UK [lɒk] / US [lɑk] verb Word forms lock : present tense I/you/we/they lock he/she/it locks present participle locking past tense locked past participle locked *** 1) a) [transitive] to fasten something such as a door or a container, usually… …   English dictionary

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