unkennel

[ uhn-ken-l ]

verb (used with object),un·ken·neled, un·ken·nel·ing or (especially British) un·ken·nelled, un·ken·nel·ling.
  1. to drive (a fox or other animal) from a den or lair.

  2. to release from or as if from a kennel: to unkennel hounds before a hunt; to unkennel a gang of cutthroats.

  1. to make known; disclose or uncover.

verb (used without object),un·ken·neled, un·ken·nel·ing or (especially British) un·ken·nelled, un·ken·nel·ling.
  1. to come out of a kennel, den, lair, or the like.

Origin of unkennel

1
First recorded in 1570–80; un-2 + kennel1

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British Dictionary definitions for unkennel

unkennel

/ (ʌnˈkɛnəl) /


verb-nels, -nelling or -nelled or US -nels, -neling or -neled (tr)
  1. to release from a kennel

  2. to drive from a hole or lair

  1. rare to bring to light

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