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 receptionist at the desk seemed to sense my urge to uncork these beguiling mysteries.
Puig uncorked a no-doubt, 412-foot home run, his second of the night.
His junior-high coach thought tight end might be the best fit; that is, until Holliday uncorked a 55-yard throw on his first attempt in a game.
The bases were loaded with one out after two walks and a single when Kennedy uncorked a wild pitch that bounced to the screen, offering the Mariners their first run.
Tony Barnette entered and uncorked a wild pitch and surrendered a two-run single to Pedroia. ...
That's when Rangers starter Andrew Cashner uncorked a wild pitch that catcher Robinson Chirinos blocked in the dirt.
Crouser uncorked a monster throw of 74 feet, 3 3/4 inches on his final attempt to go from second to first and win the shot.
There was disastrous relief pitching by Dellin Betances, who had been virtually unhittable season but who could hardly throw strikes in this game, uncorking one pitch that sailed beyond the reach of his catcher.
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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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