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English definition of “unlock”

unlock

verb [T]
 
 
/ʌnˈlɒk/ FINANCE
to make something available to be used in order to increase its value or to make a profit from it: If we do not unlock the value of this business, someone else will. The demerger will unlock shareholder value by allowing the two companies to be valued separately. Equity release schemes are a safe and straightforward way of unlocking the cash from your home.
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