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unlock

un·lock

unlock

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn lak
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: unlocked, unlocking, unlocks
definition 1: to open the lock of (a door or other closure) by turning a key or mechanism.
antonyms:
lock
definition 2: to set free by or as if by undoing a lock.
Her speech unlocked a tide of resentment.
definition 3: to make known; disclose.
They unlocked the mystery at last.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become unlocked.
The vault unlocks electronically.
antonyms:
lock
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derivation: unlockable (adj.)
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