verb (uncaps, uncapping, uncapped)[with object]
1Remove the lid or cover from.
- The artist says, ‘I've never drawn the X-Men’ but he uncaps his pen to do the kid a drawing anyway.
- Community organizer Eder Sánchez pulls away from a breakfast of liver, rice, and plantains and uncaps his pen.
- Claire spoke, uncapping the beer and slamming it down hard on the counter next to his outstretched hand.
1.1Remove a limit or restriction on (a price, rate, or amount).
- It is the San Diego region, the only area where prices had already been uncapped, rates tripled and consumers were faced with draconian electricity bills, in some cases matching their monthly rent or mortgage payment.
- It took California a year after its energy crisis began to uncap consumer rates, but once it did, power demand dropped sharply.
- Brad DeLong has some good advice about the tax system: eliminate loopholes for the affluent and raise top marginal rates and uncap FICA.
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