un quote


[uhn-kwoht; contrastively uhn-kwoht]
verb (used without object), unquoted, unquoting.
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.

1910–15; un-2 + quote

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unquote (ʌnˈkwəʊt)
1.  an expression used parenthetically to indicate that the preceding quotation is finished
2.  to close (a quotation), esp in printing

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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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