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uncork

[uhn-kawrk] /ʌnˈkɔrk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to draw the cork from.
2.
Informal. to release or unveil; unleash:
to uncork one's pent-up emotions.
Origin of uncork
1720-1730
1720-30; un-2 + cork
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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
  • You must uncork that vial and fling the contents into his face.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish
  • The guides called it bouchee, "corked," and leaped out gayly into the water with their axes to "uncork" it.

    Little Rivers Henry van Dyke
  • There was Piddie, lookin' like the buildin' was fallin' down and tryin' to uncork some remarks.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • He said, that old gentlemen were bottled vapours, and it was good for them to uncork them periodically.

  • The Churchwarden pulled out his bottle, and commenced to uncork it.

    The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
  • 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

uncork

/ʌnˈkɔːk/
verb (transitive)
1.
to draw the cork from (a bottle, etc)
2.
to release or unleash (emotions, etc)
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