uncap

verb
un·cap | \ ˌən-ˈkap \
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

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Amid the stacks of others’ errors, uncapping my red pen gave me a jolt of ego, as if my worth could only be seen in contrast. Adriane Quinlan, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Sharing Frozen Yogurt," 25 June 2018 Southgate has opted for Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and uncapped Burnley star Nick Pope as his three goalkeepers for the tournament. SI.com, "England Announce Official 23-Man Squad for 2018 World Cup With Uncapped Liverpool Starlet Included," 16 May 2018 The central defender is uncapped at senior level, despite impressing in the Brazilian Under-20s setup. SI.com, "Leicester Seeking £18m Deal for Barcelona Defender As Foxes Look to Build Towards European Spot," 20 May 2018 The Freedom Unlimited, which is uncapped and gives you a 1.5 percent return on all categories, can also transfer points to the Sapphire Reserve, earning that 50 percent bonus. New York Times, "How to Navigate the Complicated World of Credit Card Points," 11 Apr. 2018 The regulations also allow uncapped short-term rentals in certain commercial districts. Beau Evans, NOLA.com, "Rule changes for short-term rentals shot down by city planners," 10 Jan. 2018 Fifteen players—half the squad, is uncapped at the senior level. Brian Straus, SI.com, "As January Camp Roster is Announced, Has USMNT Missed Out on Jonathan Gonzalez?," 8 Jan. 2018 But while a lot of people love to uncap the plum lipstick once the air goes crisp, not a lot of people know what vamp actually means. Marlen Komar, Allure, "The Origin Story of Why We Call It "Vampy" Beauty," 31 Oct. 2017 Jack flourishes when Medicaid is uncapped, when he is automatically entitled to important medical services. Preston Yancey, Washington Post, "You say you’re pro-life, but then you want to limit health care for my disabled son," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of uncap

1566, in the meaning defined above

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