uncork

verb un·cork \ ˌən-ˈkȯrk \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of uncork

uncorked; uncorking; uncorks
1 : to draw a cork from
  • uncork a bottle
2 a : 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.

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First Known Use of uncork

1709

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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UNCORK Defined for English Language Learners

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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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