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English verb: unlock

1. unlock (contact) open the lock of

SamplesUnlock the door.

ExamplesThey want to unlock the doors

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)open, open up


2. unlock (contact) set free or release

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disengage, withdraw

3. unlock (change) become unlocked

SamplesThe door unlocked from the inside.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)disengage

Antonymslock, lock

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