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unlock

verb [T] uk   /ʌnˈlɒk/  us   /-ˈlɑːk/
B2 to open something, especially a door that is locked (= fastened with a lock) using a key or an electronic device: I keep worrying that I've left the garage door unlocked.unlock the mystery/secret of sth to discover important new facts about something: A chemical has been discovered that may be the key to unlocking the mysteries of Parkinson's disease.unlock the imagination to make the imagination more active, producing interesting ideas and images: One of poetry's functions is to somehow unlock the imagination.
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in Arabic يَفْتَح…
in Korean 열다…
in Malaysian membuka kunci…
in French ouvrir, déverrouiller…
in Turkish açmak, kilidini açmak…
in Italian aprire con chiave…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打開, (尤指用鎖匙或電子設備)開(門)…
in Russian отпирать (ключом)…
in Polish otwierać…
in Vietnamese mở khóa…
in Spanish abrir (con llave)…
in Portuguese destrancar…
in Thai ไข…
in German aufschließen…
in Catalan obrir…
in Japanese (鍵を)開ける…
in Indonesian membuka…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打开, (尤指用钥匙或电子设备)开(门)…
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