uncage

verb

un·​cage ˌən-ˈkāj How to pronounce uncage (audio)
uncaged; uncaging; uncages

transitive verb

: to release from or as if from a cage : free from restraint

Examples of uncage in a Sentence

uncaged the bird and let it fly away
Recent Examples on the Web With the help of the wise and mysterious maid Willie May (Latifah) and a stubborn new girl in school played by Mills, the boy must decide whether to set the tiger free and in turn uncage his emotional grief. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncage was in 1620

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Cite this Entry

“Uncage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncage. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

uncage

verb
un·​cage ˌən-ˈkāj How to pronounce uncage (audio)
ˈən-
: to release from or as if from a cage
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