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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. 2017.
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  • In the daytime, the uncaged people had but one-half hour to come up on the deck and breathe a little fresh air.

  • For ransom and release, she gave her lips unresistingly, and he uncaged her.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • Yet those eyes of Garth's were as disconcerting as the watchful eyes of an uncaged panther, alleged to be tame.

    Vision House C. N. Williamson
  • 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
  • And I no more dared glance at Tod than if he had been an uncaged crocodile.

    Johnny Ludlow. First Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Then, that he must be as near the uncaged tiger as human mind and body can be made.

    Friday, the Thirteenth Thomas W. Lawson
  • When he was several days out he uncaged one of the ravens, which immediately took its flight back to the Faroe Islands.

  • They rather wished they had not uncaged, last night, the two black owls.

    Zuleika Dobson Max Beerbohm
  • There were uncaged winds about; you could hear them whistling among the precipices.

    Day and Night Stories Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for uncaged


at liberty
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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