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Definition of unlock verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unlock
    he / she / it unlocks
    past simple unlocked
    -ing form unlocking
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  1. 1unlock something to undo the lock of a door, window, etc., using a key to unlock the door opposite lock
  2. 2unlock something to discover something and let it be known The divers hoped to unlock some of the secrets of the ocean. Drama helps to unlock young people's creative talents.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: unlock