Meaning of unlatch in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnˈlatʃ/

Translate unlatch into Spanish


[with object]
  • Unfasten the latch of (a door or gate)

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