uncork

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verb un·cork \ˌən-ˈkȯrk\

Definition of uncork

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to draw a cork from <uncork a bottle>

  3. 2a :  to release from a sealed or pent-up state <uncork a surprise>b :  to let go :  release <uncork a wild pitch>

Examples of uncork in a sentence

  1. uncork a bottle of wine

  2. The incident uncorked years of pent-up anger and frustration.

1709

First Known Use of uncork

1709


UNCORK Defined for English Language Learners

uncork

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verb un·cork \ˌən-ˈkȯrk\

Definition of uncork for English Language Learners

  • : to remove a cork from (a bottle)

  • : to allow (something that was contained or controlled) to come out, escape, etc.



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