Definition of uncork
1 : to draw a cork from uncork a bottle
2a : to release from a sealed or pent-up state uncork a surpriseb : to let go : release uncork a wild pitch
Examples of uncork in a Sentence
uncork a bottle of wine
The incident uncorked years of pent-up anger and frustration.
Recent Examples of uncork from the Web
The big tight end sprinted up the seam and turned his head toward Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray, who uncorked a 50/50 throw his way.
For the past 12 years, the righthander had dreamed of uncorking his unconventional submarine pitch on a major league field.
Epenesa uncorked a whopper in the discus with his last attempt at O'Brien Field, one that went 197 feet, 11 inches.
The British Steam Car made several low-speed runs last week before uncorking the car’s 12 microboilers and 360-horsepower turbine Thursday.
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First Known Use of uncork
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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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