break lock


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break lock

The cessation of tracking of friendly, or own, aircraft by a hostile tracking device, such as aircraft radar, IR (infrared) devices, or surface-to-air missile or guns, as a result of the use of countermeasures such as ECM (electronic countermeasures) or flares.
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When the quake hit, guards fled in panic and the lags used brute force to break locks and smash through walls to set themselves free.
Wu Mingrong, who used to break locks using toothpicks, applied his skill to create a lock that he himself cannot open.
According to court records, the group used a uniquely crafted metal bar to break locks on gates guarding private timber company lands, where they would poach elk, deer, bobcat and other animals out of sight of wildlife officers and the public.