pick a lock

Definition of pick a lock

:to open a lock by using something that is not the key

Word by Word Definitions

pick play
  1. : to pierce, penetrate, or break up with a pointed instrument

  2. : to remove bit by bit

  3. : to remove covering or adhering matter from

  1. : a blow or stroke with a pointed instrument

  2. : the act or privilege of choosing or selecting : choice

  3. : the best or choicest one

  1. : a heavy wooden-handled iron or steel tool pointed at one or both ends — compare mattock

  2. : toothpick

  3. : picklock

  1. : to throw or thrust with effort : hurl

  2. : to throw (a shuttle) across the loom

  1. : the act of pitching or throwing

  2. : something thrown

  3. : a throw of the shuttle

lock play
  1. : a tuft, tress, or ringlet of hair

  2. : the hair of the head

  3. : a cohering bunch (as of wool, cotton, or flax) : tuft

  1. : a fastening (as for a door) operated by a key or a combination

  2. : the mechanism for exploding the charge or cartridge of a firearm

  3. : an enclosure (as in a canal) with gates at each end used in raising or lowering boats as they pass from level to level

  1. : to fasten the lock of

  2. : to make fast with or as if with a lock

  3. : to fasten in or out or to make secure or inaccessible by or as if by means of locks


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