uncork


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un·cork

 (ŭn-kôrk′)
tr.v. un·corked, un·cork·ing, un·corks
1. To draw the cork from.
2. To free from a sealed or constrained state.

uncork

(ʌnˈkɔːk)
vb (tr)
1. to draw the cork from (a bottle, etc)
2. to release or unleash (emotions, etc)

un•cork

(ʌnˈkɔrk)

v.t.
1. to draw the cork from.
2. Informal. to release or unleash.
[1720–30]

uncork


Past participle: uncorked
Gerund: uncorking

Imperative
uncork
uncork
Present
I uncork
you uncork
he/she/it uncorks
we uncork
you uncork
they uncork
Preterite
I uncorked
you uncorked
he/she/it uncorked
we uncorked
you uncorked
they uncorked
Present Continuous
I am uncorking
you are uncorking
he/she/it is uncorking
we are uncorking
you are uncorking
they are uncorking
Present Perfect
I have uncorked
you have uncorked
he/she/it has uncorked
we have uncorked
you have uncorked
they have uncorked
Past Continuous
I was uncorking
you were uncorking
he/she/it was uncorking
we were uncorking
you were uncorking
they were uncorking
Past Perfect
I had uncorked
you had uncorked
he/she/it had uncorked
we had uncorked
you had uncorked
they had uncorked
Future
I will uncork
you will uncork
he/she/it will uncork
we will uncork
you will uncork
they will uncork
Future Perfect
I will have uncorked
you will have uncorked
he/she/it will have uncorked
we will have uncorked
you will have uncorked
they will have uncorked
Future Continuous
I will be uncorking
you will be uncorking
he/she/it will be uncorking
we will be uncorking
you will be uncorking
they will be uncorking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been uncorking
you have been uncorking
he/she/it has been uncorking
we have been uncorking
you have been uncorking
they have been uncorking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been uncorking
you will have been uncorking
he/she/it will have been uncorking
we will have been uncorking
you will have been uncorking
they will have been uncorking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been uncorking
you had been uncorking
he/she/it had been uncorking
we had been uncorking
you had been uncorking
they had been uncorking
Conditional
I would uncork
you would uncork
he/she/it would uncork
we would uncork
you would uncork
they would uncork
Past Conditional
I would have uncorked
you would have uncorked
he/she/it would have uncorked
we would have uncorked
you would have uncorked
they would have uncorked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.uncork - releaseuncork - release; "uncork his anger"    
unleash - release or vent; "unleash one's anger"
2.uncork - draw the cork from (bottles)uncork - draw the cork from (bottles); "uncork the French wine"
open, open up - cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
cork, cork up - close a bottle with a cork
Translations
korkatariuhtaista

uncork

[ˈʌnˈkɔːk] VTdescorchar, destapar

uncork

[ʌnˈkɔːrk] vtdéboucher

uncork

vt bottleentkorken; (fig)herauslassen

uncork

[ʌnˈkɔːk] vtstappare
References in classic literature ?
AU REVOIR," said the Musketeer, making a sign to Grimaud to uncork the bottle he had just brought.
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I THINK Kuyt's popularity originated from his first Anfield appearance as sub, when he had a decent shot with virtually his first touch, and looked ready to uncork a blast at goal at every opportunity.
What Gray fails to mention, perhaps because she doesn't yet realize it, is that this someone ought to be a woman--preferably her brother's new wife (Bridget Moynahan), whose comely looks and tendency to watch TV while wearing an evening gown make her just the thing to uncork Gray's repressed sexuality.
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