Definition of unlatch in English:



  • Unfasten the latch of (a door or gate)

    • ‘Very carefully, I reached up and unlatched the gate.’
    • ‘A well-known farmer has unlatched the gate on a pioneering new sheepdog training centre.’
    • ‘I unlatched the gate and edged past Heike, who blinked and snorted irritably.’
    • ‘Achan, the head monk, draped in the colours of the dawn, unlatches the door to a large metal cage.’
    • ‘He climbed down the steps, unlatched a door and began cranking a rickety wheel.’
    • ‘Every time they scampered forward in the opening half hour, the hosts took fright, sporting that look which befalls turkeys each time the barn door is unlatched.’
    • ‘Rommel's comforting embrace was a key that unlatched the locked door which held all of Jun's accumulated despair crammed within.’
    • ‘She leaned over and unlatched the door, swinging it open towards me.’
    • ‘Raz unlatched the door and peered into the building.’
    • ‘Catty unlatched the screen door.’
    • ‘Leikidos unlatched the door of the stable and opened it.’
    • ‘He quietly unlatched the door and tiptoed out of the bathroom.’
    • ‘Drifting in the comfort of drink, he unlatched the door and opened it wide.’
    • ‘He turned back towards the door and slowly unlatched each latch and unlocked each lock behind him.’
    • ‘He unlatched the wooden gate and left his premises.’
    • ‘The door was unlatched and all he had to do was open it.’
    • ‘Hailey then quietly unlatched the gate and walked out onto her driveway.’
    • ‘Does the little beast know how to unlatch the coop door?’
    • ‘It took five long minutes before the ornately carved wooden door was unlatched, and another two before it actually opened.’
    • ‘She unlatched the gate, and walked slowly up the gravel path like she had done so many times before.’
    unbolt, unbar, undo, unfasten, unpick, unseal, unclose, open, free, throw open, throw wide
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