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[uhn-keyjd] /ʌnˈkeɪdʒd/
not confined in a cage.
free or set free from confinement or restraint:
the uncaged spirit of a freethinker.
Origin of uncaged
1725-35; un-1 + cage + -ed2 for def 1; uncage + -ed2 for def 2


[uhn-keyj] /ʌnˈkeɪdʒ/
verb (used with object), uncaged, uncaging.
to set free from or as if from a cage; free from confinement or restraint.
First recorded in 1610-20; un-2 + cage Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • For ransom and release, she gave her lips unresistingly, and he uncaged her.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • And I no more dared glance at Tod than if he had been an uncaged crocodile.

    Johnny Ludlow. First Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • And Paula, uncaged at last, came to his heart with a cry, and clung there.

    Our Square and the People in It Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • There were uncaged winds about; you could hear them whistling among the precipices.

    Day and Night Stories Algernon Blackwood
  • Then, that he must be as near the uncaged tiger as human mind and body can be made.

    Friday, the Thirteenth Thomas W. Lawson
  • They rather wished they had not uncaged, last night, the two black owls.

    Zuleika Dobson Max Beerbohm
  • At last the nightmare of Benham's childhood had come true, and he was face to face with a tiger, uncaged, uncontrolled.

  • There was the sound of a low growl as of an uncaged animal, then a scuffling sound followed by a thud.

    Frontier Boys in Frisco

    Wyn Roosevelt
  • The uncaged pet has an advantage over the caged one in that he can, if neglected, return to the wild and shift for himself.

British Dictionary definitions for uncaged


at liberty
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