Definition of unsheathe in English:



[with object]
  • Draw or pull out (a knife, sword, or similar weapon) from its sheath or covering.

    ‘Alexei unsheathed the dagger’
    • ‘I slowly approached it, unsheathing my swords at the same time, the sheath being slipped under my belt behind me.’
    • ‘Without thinking, she reached under her trailing cape to unsheathe her sword.’
    • ‘He jumped up, unsheathing his own sword that hung at his waist.’
    • ‘She clumsily tried to unsheathe her sword from her pack while trying to keep up.’
    • ‘Glancing back, he nodded once to the dozen men hiding in various positions behind him and moved forward, unsheathing his sword silently as he did so.’
    • ‘‘Don't worry about it,’ I said, unsheathing my sword and doing a few warm-up swings.’
    • ‘The man dodged the swing easily, jumping back and unsheathing his sword in the process.’
    • ‘He stood up and brushed himself off, unsheathing his sword.’
    • ‘She wiped away her tears just before unsheathing her sword.’
    • ‘Ben yelled out as he rushed to unsheathe his sword.’
    • ‘They walked outside, unsheathing their swords, then got into position.’
    • ‘Matthias runs over to his pack and unsheathes his knife as well.’
    • ‘Hero and the other guardians stood in front of the royal quintet, unsheathing their weapons and creating a perimeter around their lieges.’
    • ‘She rushed at him, unsheathing her twin swords.’
    • ‘Before she had time to unsheathe her sword again, the man was upon her, another dagger drawn matching the first.’
    • ‘Blaise pulled himself to his feet, unsheathing his sword and heading towards the door.’
    • ‘‘This is going to be most difficult,’ he explained, unsheathing his sword moments later.’
    • ‘He stood there, sword still sheathed, but judging from his stance, he could easily unsheathe his sword and attack her.’
    • ‘They leapt off their horses, tied them to the wooden fence and made their way up the steps, unsheathing their weapons.’
    • ‘‘That's what you think,’ Alex said unsheathing his sword.’
    take out, draw out, bring out, pull out, remove, withdraw, pluck out, fish out, prize out, extricate
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