uncap

verb
un·​cap | \ ˌən-ˈkap How to pronounce uncap (audio) \
uncapped; uncapping

Definition of uncap

transitive verb

: to remove a cap or covering from uncap a bottle uncap a pen

Examples of uncap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So why is Suozzi so determined to uncap the SALT deduction? Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of December 7," 12 Dec. 2020 My everyday struggles regularly included a battle to uncap my mascara or a scuffle to sharpen my eyeliner with one of those tiny makeup sharpeners. Chloé Toscano, Allure, "14 Products for Beauty Lovers Who Can Only Use One Hand," 1 Dec. 2020 Leela uncapped her bottle and looked me over, taking her time. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "Preview Jennifer Weiner's Big Summer, the newest novel from the queen of beach reads," 5 May 2020 The shootings have uncapped a wave of vigilante violence against other rape suspects. New York Times, "In India Tech City Shocked by Gang Rape, Vigilante Justice Gets Praise," 21 Dec. 2019 Moleskine’s signature thick paper, storage folder, and elastic closure are an invitation to uncap a fountain pen by candlelight and compose the next great musical. Popular Science, "Art supplies to keep you creative and happy," 23 Apr. 2020 The shootings have uncapped a wave of vigilante violence against other rape suspects. New York Times, "In India Tech City Shocked by Gang Rape, Vigilante Justice Gets Praise," 21 Dec. 2019 Jimmy uncaps his water bottle and takes a long swig of his own urine. Kat Rosenfield, EW.com, "Better Call Saul recap: Lawyer-ence of Arabia," 7 Apr. 2020 The shootings have uncapped a wave of vigilante violence against other rape suspects. BostonGlobe.com, "None of this happened in an isolated part of India or in some tough, broken place. It happened on the busy outskirts of one of India’s most up-and-coming cities: Hyderabad.," 22 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of uncap

1566, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncap. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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