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 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 The suspect pulled out a bottle, uncapped it and threw a substance on his face, Villalaz said. Fox News, "Wisconsin man suffers second-degree burns in acid attack, police say," 4 Nov. 2019 Seated at the front of the courtroom, Hassenplug zipped open his leather binder and uncapped his fountain pen. Lizzie Presser, ProPublica, "When Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested," 16 Oct. 2019 Boskin notes that the Social Security 2100 Act, which has 210 Democratic co-sponsors, would pay for the largest benefits expansion since 1972 by raising the payroll tax almost 20% to 14.8%, and uncapping the maximum earnings subject to the tax. George Will, Twin Cities, "George Will: The Democrats and the 1919 World Series," 1 Aug. 2019 Justin Bieber did it a few days ago, shirtless and tattooed in low slung shorts and boxers, casually but powerfully uncapping the top with a swift kick. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Has an Extreme Fashion Take on the Latest Social Media Challenge," 9 July 2019 Carey’s attempt at the challenge was much more successful than that of Blake Shelton, who tried and failed in a funny Twitter video to uncap his bottle of vodka last week. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Mariah Carey Hilariously Masters the Bottle Cap Challenge Using Just Her Voice," 7 July 2019 Douglas, however, is uncapped at senior level, and this is where City's problems lie. SI.com, "Man City Hopeful of Finally Securing Douglas Luiz Work Permit," 28 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of uncap

1566, in the meaning defined above

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29 Dec 2019

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“Uncap.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncap. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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