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    unlock/open/disclose

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    You have to own a diamond key to unlock my heart.

    She unlocked her secret.

    unlock = disclose

    Anger finally unlocked his tongue.

    unlock = loosen

    The shock unlocked a flood of tears.

    unlock a flood of tears = bring a flood of tears in s.os eyes = draw a flood of tears from s.os eyes

    The news unlocked a terrent of emotion.

    unlock = call forth ; give rise to;

    Unlock your springs, and open all your shades.

    [Lord] unlock the spell of sin.

    unlock = to open, in general; to lay open; to undo

    The king opened himself to some of his council, that he was sorry for the earl's death.

    Unto you have I opened my cause.

    open = disclose

    The English did adventure far for to open the North parts of America.

    open = discover

    The explosion blew the door open.

    blow open = knock out; drive out

    The story given by the last witness has blown the case wide open.

    blow open = demolish

    The authorities finally disclosed the facts to the press.

    disclose = communicate

    I have to disclose my point of view.

    disclose = exhibit

    She refused to disclose whether there were any seats available.

    disclose = tell; report

    They disclosedthe hidden treasure.

    disclose = discover

    She disclosed her intentionsafter all.



    disclose = reveal

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    #2

    Exclamation Re: unlock/open/disclose

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    You have to own a diamond key to unlock my heart.

    She unlocked her secret.
    My poetry has unlocked her imagination
    unlock = disclose= to make the imagination more active

    Anger finally unlocked his tongue.

    unlock = loosen

    The shock unlocked a flood of tears.

    unlock a flood of tears = bring a flood of tears in s.os eyes = draw a flood of tears from s.os eyes

    The news unlocked a torrent of emotion.

    unlock = call forth ; give rise to=to set free; release

    Unlock your springs, and open all your shades.

    [Lord] unlock the spell of sin. I think it means: You must do good to neutralize your evil deeds.

    unlock = to open, in general; to lay open; to undo

    The king opened himself to some of his council, that he was sorry for the earl's death.

    Unto you have I opened my cause.

    open = disclose= to reveal; to interpret; to explain.

    The English did adventure far for to open the North parts of America.

    open = discover= accessible for settlements, trade

    The explosion blew the door open.

    blow open = knock out; drive out

    The story given by the last witness has blown the case wide open.

    blow open = demolish

    The authorities finally disclosed the facts to the press.

    disclose = communicate

    I have to disclose my point of view.

    disclose = exhibit=to make known or uncover

    She refused to disclose whether there were any seats available.

    disclose = tell; report

    They disclosed the hidden treasure.

    disclose = discover

    She disclosed her intentions after all.


    disclose = reveal

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All seem Ok to me.

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