transitive verb Date: 1709 1. to draw a cork from <
uncork a bottle
2. a. to release from a sealed or pent-up state <
uncork a surprise
b. to let go ; release <
uncork a wild pitch

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Uncork — Un*cork , v. t. [1st pref. un + {cork}.] To draw the cork from; as, to uncork a bottle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uncork — [un kôrk′] vt. 1. to pull the cork out of 2. Informal to let out, let loose, release, etc …   English World dictionary

  • uncork — verb a) To open (a bottle or other container sealed with a cork or stopper) by removing the cork or stopper from.<!cork or stopper, because some wine bottles now have plastic corks , but the word uncork is still applied to them uncork a bottle …   Wiktionary

  • uncork — UK [ʌnˈkɔː(r)k] / US [ʌnˈkɔrk] verb [transitive] Word forms uncork : present tense I/you/we/they uncork he/she/it uncorks present participle uncorking past tense uncorked past participle uncorked to open a bottle by taking the cork out of it …   English dictionary

  • uncork — /un kawrk /, v.t. 1. to draw the cork from. 2. Informal. to release or unveil; unleash: to uncork one s pent up emotions. [1720 30; UN 2 + CORK] * * * …   Universalium

  • uncork — verb Uncork is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bottle, ↑champagne …   Collocations dictionary

  • uncork — [[t]ʌ̱nkɔ͟ː(r)k[/t]] uncorks, uncorking, uncorked VERB When you uncork a bottle, you open it by pulling the cork out of it. [V n] Steve uncorked bottles of champagne to toast the achievement. Syn: open …   English dictionary

  • uncork — Synonyms and related words: bare, clear, deobstruct, disclose, expose, free, manifest, patefy, reveal, unblock, uncase, unclench, unclog, unclutch, uncover, uncurtain, undo, undrape, unfold, unfoul, unlatch, unlock, unplug, unroll, unseal,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • uncork — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. open up, unseal, remove the cork from; see open 2 , 3 , 4 …   English dictionary for students

  • uncork — un|cork [ʌnˈko:k US ˈko:rk] v [T] to open a bottle by removing its ↑cork …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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