pick a lock

pick a lock
pick a lock phrase
to open a lock without a key, for example by using a piece of wire
Thesaurus: to open or unlock something, or to come opensynonym
Main entry: pick

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open a lock with an instrument other than the proper key

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pick a lock
: to open a lock by using something that is not the key

He used a knife to pick the lock on the front door.

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Main Entry:pick

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pick a ˈlock idiom
to open a lock without a key, using sth such as a piece of wire

The burglars must have picked the lock on the back door.

Main entry:pickidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pick a lock — ► pick a lock open a lock with an instrument other than the proper key. Main Entry: ↑pick …   English terms dictionary

  • pick a lock — open a lock with an instrument other than the proper key. → pick …   English new terms dictionary

  • pick a lock — open a lock with a wire or pointed tool …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pick a lock — to open a lock without a key, for example by using a piece of wire …   English dictionary

  • pick — Ⅰ. pick [1] ► VERB 1) (often pick up) take hold of and move. 2) remove (a flower or fruit) from where it is growing. 3) choose from a number of alternatives. 4) remove unwanted matter from (one s nose or teeth) with a finger or a pointed… …   English terms dictionary

  • pick — pick1 W1S1 [pık] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(choose something)¦ 2¦(flowers/fruit etc)¦ 3¦(remove something)¦ 4 pick your way through/across/among etc something 5 pick your nose 6 pick your teeth 7 pick somebody s brains 8 pick a quarrel/fight (with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pick — 1 /pIk/ verb (T) 1 CHOOSE STH to choose someone or something good or suitable from a group or range of people or things: Students have to pick three courses from a list of 15. | Let me pick a few examples at random. | pick your words (=be careful …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pick — pick1 [ pık ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to choose someone or something from a group: Out of all the girls he could have gone out with, he picked me. pick someone/something for something: She was picked for the school play. pick someone to do… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pick — 1. v. & n. v.tr. 1 (also absol.) choose carefully from a number of alternatives (picked the pink one; picked a team; picked the right moment to intervene). 2 detach or pluck (a flower, fruit, etc.) from a stem, tree, etc. 3 a probe (the teeth,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick — pick1 verb 1》 take hold of and remove (a flower or fruit) from where it is growing.     ↘(often pick someone/thing up) take hold of and lift or move.     ↘(pick up) Golf take hold of and lift up one s ball, especially when conceding a hole. 2》… …   English new terms dictionary

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