- to undo the lock of (a door, chest, etc.), especially with a key.
- to open or release by or as if by undoing a lock.
- to open (anything firmly closed or joined): to unlock the jaws.
- to lay open; disclose: to unlock the secrets of one's heart.
- to become unlocked.
Origin of unlock
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- (tr) to unfasten (a lock, door, etc)
- (tr) to open, release, or let loose
- (tr) to disclose or provide the key tounlock a puzzle
- (intr) to become unlocked
Word Origin and History for unlockable
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper