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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
1720-30; un-2 + cork Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • uncork the bubbly at midnight and kiss your special one at the moment the ball drops.
  • So if you want us to uncork that genie, first, demand measurement.
  • The effect was to abruptly uncork a pressurized mixture of magma and gas, freeing it to surge across the landscape.
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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