unlock

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unlock(
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lak
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to open)
a. abrir
Can you unlock the door? My hands are full.¿Puedes abrir la puerta? Tengo las manos llenas.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to make accessible)
a. desentrañar (a secret)
The discovery of water on other planets may help us to unlock the secret of the existence of alien life forms.El descubrimiento de agua en otros planetas puede ayudarnos a desentrañar el secreto de la existencia de formas de vida extraterrestres.
b. liberar (potential)
His parents enrolled him in art classes in hopes of unlocking his artistic potential.Sus padres lo inscribieron en clases de arte con la esperanza de liberar su potencial artístico.
c. ganarse (one's heart)
If you really want to unlock her heart, you'll have to learn how to talk about something other than yourself.Si verdaderamente quieres ganarte su corazón, vas a tener que aprender a hablar de otra cosa aparte de ti mismo.
3. (telecommunications)
a. desbloquear
You can unlock your cell yourself these days.Hoy en día puedes desbloquear el celular tú mismo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to become open)
a. abrirse
My car door wouldn't unlock because the door was frosted over.La puerta de mi coche no se abría porque la puerta estaba cubierta de escarcha.
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unlock
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (door)
a. abrir
2. (fig)
a. desvelar (mystery)
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unlock [ˈʌnˈlɒk]
transitive verb
1 [+door, box] abrir (con llave)
the door is unlocked la puerta no está cerrada con llave; he unlocked the door of the car abrió la puerta del coche
2 [+heart] ganarse; [+mystery] resolver; [+secret] descubrir
the man who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the universe
[+potential] liberar
Education and training is the key that will unlock our nation's potential
intransitive verb
[+lock, box, door] abrirse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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