uncage

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

Definition of uncage

transitive verb

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

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Examples of uncage in a Sentence

uncaged the bird and let it fly away

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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, "Dennis Quaid Joins Queen Latifah in 'The Tiger Rising' Adaptation," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of uncage

1620, in the meaning defined above

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