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Line breaks: un¦case
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈkeɪs

Definition of uncase in English:


[with object]
Remove from a cover or case.
Example sentences
  • I uncased my guitar, hit a chord, and struck up an old and somehow appropriate Gerry Rafferty song - ‘Here I am stuck in the middle with you…’
  • You notice these things when you are uncasing a shotgun.
  • Now when I set a rifle aside temporarily I close up the amino boxes that go with it and put them away in a gear bag before uncasing the next rifle.

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