Definition of unsheathe in English:



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

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