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un·lock

 (ŭn-lŏk′)
v. un·locked, un·lock·ing, un·locks
v.tr.
1.
a. To undo (a lock) by turning a key or corresponding part.
b. To undo the lock of.
2. To give access to; open.
3. To set free; release: The news unlocked a torrent of emotion.
4. To provide a key to; disclose or reveal: unlock a mystery.
v.intr.
To become unfastened, loosened, or freed from something that restrains.

unlock

(ʌnˈlɒk)
vb
1. (tr) to unfasten (a lock, door, etc)
2. (tr) to open, release, or let loose
3. (tr) to disclose or provide the key to: unlock a puzzle.
4. (intr) to become unlocked
unˈlockable adj

un•lock

(ʌnˈlɒk)

v.t.
1. to undo the lock of (a door, chest, etc.), esp. with a key.
2. to open or release by or as if by undoing a lock.
3. to lay open; disclose.
v.i.
4. to become unlocked.
[1350–1400]
un•lock′a•ble, adj.

unlock


Past participle: unlocked
Gerund: unlocking

Imperative
unlock
unlock
Present
I unlock
you unlock
he/she/it unlocks
we unlock
you unlock
they unlock
Preterite
I unlocked
you unlocked
he/she/it unlocked
we unlocked
you unlocked
they unlocked
Present Continuous
I am unlocking
you are unlocking
he/she/it is unlocking
we are unlocking
you are unlocking
they are unlocking
Present Perfect
I have unlocked
you have unlocked
he/she/it has unlocked
we have unlocked
you have unlocked
they have unlocked
Past Continuous
I was unlocking
you were unlocking
he/she/it was unlocking
we were unlocking
you were unlocking
they were unlocking
Past Perfect
I had unlocked
you had unlocked
he/she/it had unlocked
we had unlocked
you had unlocked
they had unlocked
Future
I will unlock
you will unlock
he/she/it will unlock
we will unlock
you will unlock
they will unlock
Future Perfect
I will have unlocked
you will have unlocked
he/she/it will have unlocked
we will have unlocked
you will have unlocked
they will have unlocked
Future Continuous
I will be unlocking
you will be unlocking
he/she/it will be unlocking
we will be unlocking
you will be unlocking
they will be unlocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unlocking
you have been unlocking
he/she/it has been unlocking
we have been unlocking
you have been unlocking
they have been unlocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unlocking
you will have been unlocking
he/she/it will have been unlocking
we will have been unlocking
you will have been unlocking
they will have been unlocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unlocking
you had been unlocking
he/she/it had been unlocking
we had been unlocking
you had been unlocking
they had been unlocking
Conditional
I would unlock
you would unlock
he/she/it would unlock
we would unlock
you would unlock
they would unlock
Past Conditional
I would have unlocked
you would have unlocked
he/she/it would have unlocked
we would have unlocked
you would have unlocked
they would have unlocked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unlock - open the lock ofunlock - open the lock of; "unlock the door"
open, open up - cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
lock - fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"
2.unlock - set free or releaseunlock - set free or release      
disengage, withdraw - release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
3.unlock - become unlockedunlock - become unlocked; "The door unlocked from the inside"
disengage - become free; "in neutral, the gears disengage"
lock - become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
lock - fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"

unlock

verb
1. open, undo, unfasten, release, unbolt, unlatch, unbar She unlocked the case and lifted out the vase.
2. discover, uncover, unearth, lay bare, bring to light, blow wide open (slang) He dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the universe.
Translations
يَفْتَحُ القُفْليَفْتَح القِفْل
odemknout
låse op
avata lukko
otključati
kinyit
opna
錠をあける
(잠긴 것을) 열다
atrakinti
atslēgt
odomknúť
odkleniti
låsa upp
ไขกุญแจ
açmakkilidini açmak
mở khóa

unlock

[ˈʌnˈlɒk]
A. VT
1. [+ door, box] → abrir (con llave)
the door is unlockedla puerta no está cerrada con llave
he unlocked the door of the carabrió la puerta del coche
2. (fig) [+ heart] → ganarse; [+ mystery] → resolver; [+ secret] → descubrir; [+ potential] → liberar
B. VI [lock, box, door] → abrirse

unlock

[ʌnˈlɒk] vt
[+ car, door, case] → ouvrir
He unlocked the door of the car → Il a ouvert la portière de la voiture.
to leave sth unlocked [+ car, door, cupboard] → ne pas fermer qch (à clé)
(= reveal) [+ secrets, mysteries] → révéler
(= release) [+ potential] → libérer

unlock

vt door etcaufschließen; (fig) heart, secretoffenbaren; the door is unlockeddie Tür ist nicht abgeschlossen; to leave a door unlockedeine Tür nicht abschließen

unlock

[ʌnˈlɒk] vtaprire
she left the door unlocked → non ha chiuso la porta a chiave

unlock

(anˈlok) verb
to open (something locked). Unlock this door, please!

unlock

يَفْتَحُ القُفْل odemknout låse op aufschließen ξεκλειδώνω abrir, quitar el seguro avata lukko déverrouiller otključati sbloccare 錠をあける (잠긴 것을) 열다 ontgrendelen låse opp otworzyć destrancar открывать låsa upp ไขกุญแจ açmak mở khóa 开锁
References in classic literature ?
I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen," observed Jo mysteriously.
He had besides the things before mentioned, twelve marbles, part of a jews-harp, a piece of blue bottle-glass to look through, a spool cannon, a key that wouldn't unlock anything, a fragment of chalk, a glass stopper of a decanter, a tin soldier, a couple of tadpoles, six fire-crackers, a kitten with only one eye, a brass door- knob, a dog-collar -- but no dog -- the handle of a knife, four pieces of orange-peel, and a dilapidated old window sash.
He had the cunning to unlock and re-lock the door, without shutting it; and when he should have gone to bed, he begged to sleep with Hareton, and his petition was granted for once.
Steerforth and the rest to work: which is only second, in my foreboding apprehensions, to the time when the man with the wooden leg shall unlock the rusty gate to give admission to the awful Mr.
The key of this infernal Pit by due, And by command of Heav'ns all-powerful King I keep, by him forbidden to unlock These Adamantine Gates; against all force Death ready stands to interpose his dart, Fearless to be o'rematcht by living might.
Here I discovered the roguery and ignorance of those who pretend to write anecdotes, or secret history; who send so many kings to their graves with a cup of poison; will repeat the discourse between a prince and chief minister, where no witness was by; unlock the thoughts and cabinets of ambassadors and secretaries of state; and have the perpetual misfortune to be mistaken.
To experiment with my new-found toy I thought to surprise him into revealing this combination and so I asked him in a casual manner how he had managed to unlock the massive doors for me from the inner chambers of the building.
He passed by me, and I heard him behind me unlock and enter his laboratory.
Because he could not spend it," said Tabitha; "for as often as he went to unlock the chest, the Old Scratch came behind and caught his arm.
It is more than a month since we saw her unlock that drawer before, and now it holds new treasures, so much more precious than the old ones that these are thrust into the corner.
the Gardener muttered, taking a key from his pocket, and beginning to unlock a door in the garden-wall.
Then Nancy fainted, and I caught up the key of the door from her hand, intending to unlock it and get help.