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[uhn-kawrk] /ʌnˈkɔrk/
verb (used with object)
to draw the cork from.
Informal. to release or unveil; unleash:
to uncork one's pent-up emotions.
Origin of uncork
First recorded in 1720-30; un-2 + cork Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He possessed instinct sufficient to uncork and apply it, and the results were directly apparent, in a partial recovery of memory.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, George Alfred Townsend
  • The Churchwarden pulled out his bottle, and commenced to uncork it.

    The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
  • The guides called it bouchee, "corked," and leaped out gayly into the water with their axes to "uncork" it.

    Little Rivers Henry van Dyke
  • You must uncork that vial and fling the contents into his face.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish
  • He said, that old gentlemen were bottled vapours, and it was good for them to uncork them periodically.

  • There was Piddie, lookin' like the buildin' was fallin' down and tryin' to uncork some remarks.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • How many are there who bottle up their wrath all the day long, and uncork it when they get home!

    Humanity in the City E. H. Chapin
  • Maurice called out to the boy to uncork the Chateau-Leoville.

  • Keep on hammering the line, and if you find that won't work, uncork that variation of the forward pass.

British Dictionary definitions for uncork


verb (transitive)
to draw the cork from (a bottle, etc)
to release or unleash (emotions, etc)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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