relock

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

Definition of relock

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

First Known Use of relock

1784, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of relock was in 1784

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“Relock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relock. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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