- 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
See unlock in American Heritage Dictionary 4
, 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.
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