uncork

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un- +‎ cork.

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uncork (third-person singular simple present uncorks, present participle uncorking, simple past and past participle uncorked)

  1. (transitive) To open (a bottle or other container sealed with a cork or stopper) by removing the cork or stopper from.
    uncork a bottle of wine
  2. (transitive) To release.
    • 2002, The Middle East (issues 319-329, page 10)
      The 11 September attacks uncorked a whirlwind of outlandish conspiracy theories.

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