Share this entry

Share this page

uncork

Line breaks: un¦cork
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈkɔːk
 
/

Definition of uncork in English:

verb

[with object]
1Pull the cork out of (a bottle or other container): Reid uncorked the bottle he was uncorking a fine claret
More example sentences
  • Jazz plays on the radio as Mark uncorks a bottle of fine red wine.
  • The open air restaurant prepares endless cups of cappuccino and uncorks bottles of white wine for those fortunate enough to take the afternoon off.
  • While mother began to uncork the bottle, a familiar, heavy aroma assaulted my nostrils.
2North American informal (In a game or sport) deliver (a kick, throw, or punch): Stulce uncorked the best throw of his career
More example sentences
  • When with the Chicago Cubs, Kingman once uncorked a tremendous throw from left field that was well wide of home plate.
  • He would uncork throws - sometimes it would take him 30 minutes just to do that - and the crowd would ooh, and the ball would fly into the backstop, and the crowd would not ooh anymore.
  • He also has yet to uncork a strong throw from center, and he's understandably reluctant to dive for balls.

Definition of uncork in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing