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uncork

verb un·cork \ˌən-ˈkrk\

: to remove a cork from (a bottle)

: to allow (something that was contained or controlled) to come out, escape, etc.

Full Definition of UNCORK

transitive verb
1
:  to draw a cork from <uncork a bottle>
2
a :  to release from a sealed or pent-up state <uncork a surprise>
b :  to let go :  release <uncork a wild pitch>

Examples of UNCORK

  1. uncork a bottle of wine
  2. The incident uncorked years of pent-up anger and frustration.

First Known Use of UNCORK

1709

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