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unquote

[uhn-kwoht; contrastively uhn-kwoht] /ʌnˈkwoʊt; contrastively ˈʌnˌkwoʊt/
verb (used without object), unquoted, unquoting.
1.
to close a quotation (often used with the word quote, which notes the opening of the quotation):
The senator said, quote, I am unalterably opposed to this policy, unquote.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; un-2 + quote
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British Dictionary definitions for un quote

unquote

/ʌnˈkwəʊt/
interjection
1.
an expression used parenthetically to indicate that the preceding quotation is finished
verb
2.
to close (a quotation), esp in printing
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Word Origin and History for un quote

unquote

v.

1935, from un- (2) + quote (v.). Originally (obviously) in speaking; first written record is in a letter of e.e. cummings.

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