A man unlocks a door.
unlock definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- to open (a lock)
- to open the lock of (a door, chest, etc.)
- to let loose as if by opening a lock; release: to unlock a torrent of grief
- to cause to separate; part: to unlock clenched jaws
- to lay open; reveal: to unlock a secret
to become unlocked
unlock definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
verb un·locked, un·lock·ing, un·locks verb, transitive
- a. To undo (a lock) by turning a key or corresponding part.b. To undo the lock of.
- To give access to; open.
- To set free; release: The news unlocked a torrent of emotion.
- To provide a key to; disclose or reveal: unlock a mystery.
To become unfastened, loosened, or freed from something that restrains.