relock

verb

re·​lock (ˌ)rē-ˈläk How to pronounce relock (audio)
relocked; relocking

transitive + intransitive

: to lock (something) again
relocked the car after getting inside
a door that automatically relocks when closed
… you could not expand notifications and they would just disappear if you relocked your phone. The former issue has been fixed … . However, any items still disappear when the phone relocks.Jordan Palmer

Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of relock was in 1784

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Cite this Entry

“Relock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relock. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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