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Definition of the verb unlock

What does unlock mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: unlocked | unlocking | unlocks

  1. open the lock of
  2. set free or release
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: disengage / withdraw = release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
  3. become unlocked
    • example: The door unlocked from the inside
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • antonyms: lock; lock
    • more generic word: disengage = become free

Alternative definition of the verb unlock


  1. [transitive] To undo or open a lock or something locked by, for example, turning a key, or selecting a combination.
  2. [transitive] to give access to something
  3. [transitive] To disclose or reveal previously unknown knowledge.
  4. [intransitive] To be or become unfastened or unrestrained


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Google previewSpringer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (2017)

by Peter Teunissen, Oliver Montenbruck

Frequency Unlock The general term phase unlock refers to single or successive cycle slips.

Google previewBiometrics and Kansei Engineering (2012)

by Khalid Saeed, Tomomasa Nagashima

Face Unlock is a new feature added to Android system in late 2011. It is also the first biometric feature used there. It has to be admitted that this implementation of unlocking using face image works instantaneously. Unluckily, for this level of ...

Google previewWindows Server 2012: Up and Running (2012)

by Samara Lynn

” Network Unlock is a new feature that automatically unlocks system volumes at reboot when they are connected to the corporate network. You can install this ...

Google previewElectronics, Communications and Networks IV (2015)

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Networks (CECNET IV), Beijing, China, 12–15 December 2014 by Amir Hussain, Mirjana Ivanovic

Abnormal unlock is the solution of the grey lock in the abnormal log file. The new grey lock method, with which the user can use the card several times after the grey lock, improves the flexibility of card usage. it's mainly showed in the following ...

Google previewBetter Fruit ... Better Vegetables (1916)

WHEN WRITING ADVERTISERS MENTION BETTIE FRUIT Unlock Is the fertilizer problem bothering ...

Google previewNatural Healing Encyclopedia: Unlock the Mysteries of Natural Healing Remedies (2015)

by Jordan Dixon

Unlock the Mysteries of Natural Healing Remedies By Jordan Dixon Copyright by Jordan Dixon DISCLAIMER: This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* To UNLOCK. v. a. 1. To open what is ...

Google previewA dictionary of the Kalispel or Flat-head Indian language, compiled by the missionaries of the Society of Jesus [or rather by J. Giorda (1879)

by Joseph Giorda

unlock that door, not to open ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language (1878)

Explained in English by Frederic Baraga

Unlock ; 1 unlock it, nind aba- bikaan, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Restaurant Forms (2004)

A Complete Kit of Ready-to-use Checklists, Worksheets, and Training Aids for a Successful Food Service Operation by Douglas Robert Brown

Unlock the entrance door, enter and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1992)

Volume 11 - Management Studies to Multiprocessing and Multitasking by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

ments the Unlock). We will use Lock and Unlock from now on for convenience. The problem with spin locks is that they block the processor and cause memory traffic. Besides the spin lock of Figure 7b, one ...

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Quotes about Unlock

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. (Emma Goldman)
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Scrabble value of U1N1L1O1C3K5

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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