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unsheathe

[uhn-sheeth ] /ʌnˈʃið/
verb (used with object), unsheathed, unsheathing.
1.
to draw from a sheath, as a sword, knife, or the like.
2.
to bring or put forth from a covering, threateningly or otherwise.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English unshethen to dislodge; see un-2, sheathe
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British Dictionary definitions for unsheathe

unsheathe

/ʌnˈʃiːð/
verb
1.
(transitive) to draw or pull out (something, esp a weapon) from a sheath or other covering
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Word Origin and History for unsheathe
v.

late 14c. (implied in unsheathed), from un- (1) "not" + sheathe. Related: Unsheathing.

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