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unlock

verb

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to set free (from a state of being held in check)
  • that last insult unlocked her tongue, and she finally said what she really thought

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The first known use of unlock was in the 14th century

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“Unlock.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/unlock. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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