Definition of unlock
- the shock unlocked a flood of tears
Could you unlock the door for me?
geneticists unlocking the secrets of DNA
The material's potential was unlocked only through extensive testing.
How can I unlock my computer if I've forgotten the password?
This class will unlock your creativity.
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: to open the lock on (something)
: to find out about (something that was secret or unknown)
: to make (something) available for use
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