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 ?
They implored him not to uncork the bottle, since they and all their people were firm friends of the white men, and would always remain so; but, should the small-pox be once let out, it would run like wildfire throughout the country, sweeping off the good as well as the bad; and surely he would not be so unjust as to punish his friends for crimes committed by his enemies.
"AU REVOIR," said the Musketeer, making a sign to Grimaud to uncork the bottle he had just brought.
Then take a two-ounce bottle of chloroform, uncork it, and slip it under the edge of the box.
There was no label this time with the words `DRINK ME,' but nevertheless she uncorked it and put it to her lips.
Upon that, agitated anew by their attachment to him, yet honourably disposed to her, Marian uncorked the penny ink-bottle they shared, and a few lines were concocted between the two girls.
Meantime he uncorked the bottles and went to smell if the pie was good.
Later that day, in England, a Lord Greystoke ate bountifully of things he had not killed, and he drank other things which were uncorked to the accompaniment of much noise.
Lebedeff had roused great indignation in some of his auditors (it should be remarked that the bottles were constantly uncorked during his speech); but this unexpected conclusion calmed even the most turbulent spirits.
The priest picked it up; in a quick, unobtrusive manner he uncorked and sniffed it, and his heavy face turned the colour of clay.
Pickwick had, in an abstracted mood, uncorked the bottle.
John Dawkins (otherwise the Artful Dodger), who had followed his venerable friend into the room, hastily deposited on the floor a bundle with which he was laden; and snatching a bottle from the grasp of Master Charles Bates who came close at his heels, uncorked it in a twinkling with his teeth, and poured a portion of its contents down the patient's throat: previously taking a taste, himself, to prevent mistakes.
He made the salad; and uncorked the Champagne; and carved the chickens; and ate and drank the greater part of the refreshments on the tables.