unlatch


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un·latch

 (ŭn-lăch′)
v. un·latched, un·latch·ing, un·latch·es
v.tr.
To unfasten or open by releasing the latch.
v.intr.
To become unfastened or opened.

unlatch

(ʌnˈlætʃ)
vb
to open or unfasten or come open or unfastened by the lifting or release of a latch

unlatch


Past participle: unlatched
Gerund: unlatching

Imperative
unlatch
unlatch
Present
I unlatch
you unlatch
he/she/it unlatches
we unlatch
you unlatch
they unlatch
Preterite
I unlatched
you unlatched
he/she/it unlatched
we unlatched
you unlatched
they unlatched
Present Continuous
I am unlatching
you are unlatching
he/she/it is unlatching
we are unlatching
you are unlatching
they are unlatching
Present Perfect
I have unlatched
you have unlatched
he/she/it has unlatched
we have unlatched
you have unlatched
they have unlatched
Past Continuous
I was unlatching
you were unlatching
he/she/it was unlatching
we were unlatching
you were unlatching
they were unlatching
Past Perfect
I had unlatched
you had unlatched
he/she/it had unlatched
we had unlatched
you had unlatched
they had unlatched
Future
I will unlatch
you will unlatch
he/she/it will unlatch
we will unlatch
you will unlatch
they will unlatch
Future Perfect
I will have unlatched
you will have unlatched
he/she/it will have unlatched
we will have unlatched
you will have unlatched
they will have unlatched
Future Continuous
I will be unlatching
you will be unlatching
he/she/it will be unlatching
we will be unlatching
you will be unlatching
they will be unlatching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unlatching
you have been unlatching
he/she/it has been unlatching
we have been unlatching
you have been unlatching
they have been unlatching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unlatching
you will have been unlatching
he/she/it will have been unlatching
we will have been unlatching
you will have been unlatching
they will have been unlatching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unlatching
you had been unlatching
he/she/it had been unlatching
we had been unlatching
you had been unlatching
they had been unlatching
Conditional
I would unlatch
you would unlatch
he/she/it would unlatch
we would unlatch
you would unlatch
they would unlatch
Past Conditional
I would have unlatched
you would have unlatched
he/she/it would have unlatched
we would have unlatched
you would have unlatched
they would have unlatched
Translations

unlatch

[ˈʌnˈlætʃ] VT [+ door] → alzar el pestillo de, abrir levantando el picaporte de

unlatch

vtentriegeln
References in classic literature ?
The patience of waiting, when he wanted to go home and when Steward continued to sit at table and talk and drink beer, was his, as was the patience of the rope around the neck, the fence too high to scale, the narrowed- walled room with the closed door which he could never unlatch but which humans unlatched so easily.
There are nations that will not fling away the empire of earth in order to slight an unknown man and insult a noble woman whose boots they are not fitted to unlatch.
My hamster Herman learned to unlatch his door with his teeth, and we had to wire it shut.
I intervened and used both my hands and all my strength to unlatch the staffie from Max's neck.
When I went to open the action, it wouldn't unlatch.
What god can unlatch its jaw & swallow me whole?
RAY: So you should try to unlatch the thing, manually, from the inside.
The other set the fork into the hay, guided loads from the wagon, pulled the trip rope to dump the load in the right spot on the stack and then pull the fork back to unlatch from the carrier and get another load from the wagon.
You just twist a handle to unlatch it, then ease back a switch and, in around eight seconds, the whole shebang has been electrically stowed away flat behind the seats.
Hedglin explained that, due to the closed circular structure of sliding clamps, another necessary step in DNA replication is the presence of a "clamp loader," which acts to latch and unlatch the sliding clamps at key stages during the process.
These units, part of Eriez' line of high quality, low cost ProGrade standard magnetic separators, accomplishe within seconds, cleaning requires personnel to unlatch clamps on drawer fronts and pull magnet bank toward them; accumulated metal contamination is scraped from tube and discharged out front of housing.
As the weather improves it's tempting to leave windows ajar but it only takes a few seconds for an opportunist thief to lean through a window or unlatch a door and grab laptops or gadgets.