Definition of uncap in English:

uncap

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Remove the lid or cover from.

    • ‘‘It's me,’ she answered, uncapping the bottle.’
    • ‘The man nodded once before uncapping a small penlight.’
    • ‘Backstage, as the players had begun the long final movement, Carr had uncapped a bottle of spirits and poured celebratory drinks for Perez, Goodwin, and the rest of the behind-the-scenes staff.’
    • ‘Roxie began uncapping a mauve colored lip gloss, sliding the small spongy tip across her lips.’
    • ‘Once his friend returned, he gratefully accepted the cold beer he was given, uncapping it.’
    • ‘I uncapped a blue magic marker and carefully copied what he was writing onto a name tag.’
    • ‘Prepared for a night of learning, I grabbed my bright orange highlighter (reserved for this very purpose!) and uncapped it.’
    • ‘‘Well, I ain't like I used to be, ‘he said, uncapping the bottle and pouring the crystalline liquid into the glasses.’’
    • ‘Claire spoke, uncapping the beer and slamming it down hard on the counter next to his outstretched hand.’
    • ‘Sterling sneaks a sip of his sponsor's product, uncaps his Sharpie one more time and laughs.’
    • ‘The artist says, ‘I've never drawn the X-Men’ but he uncaps his pen to do the kid a drawing anyway.’
    • ‘The fact that one bottle is uncapped suggests a human presence now absent.’
    • ‘He pulled out a pad of paper and uncapped his pen,’
    • ‘I replied, uncapping my nail polish and painting my big toe.’
    • ‘She takes out a pen, uncaps it, and starts filling out the paperwork.’
    • ‘The reason I uncapped it is because when I uncap this pen, it jams all the radio frequencies.’
    • ‘Community organizer Eder Sánchez pulls away from a breakfast of liver, rice, and plantains and uncaps his pen.’
    • ‘She sniffed before uncapping her eyeliner pencil.’
    • ‘Once, she broke her forearm while uncapping a pen.’
    • ‘Michelle complies gladly, uncapping her lens and giggling at the various phony model poses he strikes.’
    1. 1.1 Remove a limit or restriction on (a price, rate, or amount)
      • ‘Equivalent full-time student numbers were uncapped in 1998, and local courses did not require approval by Government agencies.’
      • ‘Brad DeLong has some good advice about the tax system: eliminate loopholes for the affluent and raise top marginal rates and uncap FICA.’
      • ‘When I became the Minister responsible for the tertiary education area, tuition subsidies had just been uncapped by the previous Government.’
      • ‘It now costs £17.99 a month, down from £19.99 a month, and is uncapped, comes with no upfront fees and also benefits from a free customer helpline.’
      • ‘It took California a year after its energy crisis began to uncap consumer rates, but once it did, power demand dropped sharply.’
      • ‘Much of this will be a matter of uncapping the natural safety mechanisms against excessive strain that humans have evolved with - overclocking the grunt, so to speak.’
      • ‘He also has stated that this demographic crisis will continue ‘unless immigration is uncapped.’’
      • ‘Plaintiffs sometimes prefer Title IX because it does not have any administrative prerequisites and damages are uncapped.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He has caused caused an uproar with his media statements that he would uncap the H-1B visa and which his staffers cannot and will not clarify when job-destruction activists protested.’
      • ‘When a particular legion has performed well and not earned any criticism, the scrollcase is uncapped, which you can observe when they march.’
      • ‘Now we've got an amazingly crazy health system in Australia, with some run by the Federal government, which is uncapped, fees to GPs and to specialists, some run by the States which is very heavily capped.’
      • ‘A spokesperson for the University insisted, ‘The Chancellor was speaking as an individual and there is no possibility of tuition fees being uncapped before 2009.’’
      • ‘That provision is uncapped and it's going out at the rate of about $4-billion a week.’

Pronunciation:

uncap

/ˌənˈkap/