pick a lock

idiom

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

Examples of pick a lock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than having someone just be able to pick a lock and enter your home, there are now alarms that can send alerts to your home if someone is at the front door. Chris Hachey, BGR, 3 Sep. 2021 When Dennis leaves to speak with some other partygoers, the quartet goes over their clandestine plans one last time: Henry will pick a lock, sneak into the server room, and use a USB to get into the mainframe computer. Max Gao, Vulture, 12 May 2021

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“Pick a lock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pick%20a%20lock. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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