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What is the opposite of lock?

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Opposite of a mechanism for keeping a door, window, lid, or container fastened
“He rummaged through his pockets for the key to the front door but was unsuccessful.”
Opposite of the condition of being certain to happen
“Given the instability of the economy, there is uncertainty surrounding his position in the company.”
Opposite of a small piece or amount (of something)
Opposite of a device with interlocking parts used for fastening things together
Opposite of a thing that provides resistance, delay, or obstruction to something or someone
Opposite of a lock or tress of hair forming a loop or series of loops
Opposite of to fasten with a lock, especially on doors
“He soon heard her unlock the door.”
Opposite of to clasp or entangle in a struggle or embrace
“I release her reluctantly and watch her walk away and disappear into the distance.”
Opposite of to join together via a locking action or mechanism
“I see my aunt spread her fingers and point them, root-like, at the ground, and the wisps begin to rise around her feet.”
Opposite of to make or become rigidly fixed or immovable
“Using a quick twisting action, the plastic trigger will loosen, and you can collapse the tent to pack it away neatly.”
Opposite of to embrace or hold someone or something tightly in one's arms
Opposite of to close or bolt an entrance or opening
Opposite of to hold close (within one's arms)
“I watched enough Oprah reruns when I was pregnant to know that she'll push you away before you push her away.”
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