Definitions for unlockʌnˈlɒk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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.

  4. (v.i.)to become unlocked.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unlock(verb)

    open the lock of

    "unlock the door"

  2. unlock(verb)

    set free or release

  3. unlock(verb)

    become unlocked

    "The door unlocked from the inside"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unlock(verb)ʌnˈlɒk

    to open sth that is locked

    He unlocked the back door.


  1. unlock(Verb)

    To undo or open a lock or something locked by, for example, turning a key, or selecting a combination.

    I unlocked the door and walked in

  2. unlock(Verb)

    to give access to something

    I unlocked the dictionary article so it could be edited

  3. unlock(Verb)

    To disclose or reveal previously unknown knowledge.

    The discovery of a clue unlocked the mystery

  4. unlock(Verb)

    To be or become unfastened or unrestrained

    The safe was already unlocked

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unlock(verb)

    to unfasten, as what is locked; as, to unlock a door or a chest

  2. Unlock(verb)

    to open, in general; to lay open; to undo

Translations for unlock

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to open (something locked)

Unlock this door, please!

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