Definition of unsheathe
: to draw from or as if from a sheath or scabbard unsheathed his sword
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Meanwhile, Kushner’s enemies, sensing vulnerability and opportunity, are unsheathing their blades and saying unkind things about their rival.
A young man, wearing the white shirt and black trousers of the Orthodox, runs past the camera, desperately glancing behind him as the two boys, long knives now unsheathed, chase after him.
Leslie Pittman and another NCO unsheathe their bayonets, leap on the spot Torres and Burley indicate, and begin digging.
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Definition of unsheathe for Students
: to draw from or as if from a sheath The knight unsheathed a sword.
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