from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To remove the cap or covering of.
  • intransitive v. To remove one's head covering as a sign of deference.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To remove a cap or cover from.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To remove a cap or cover from.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To remove a cap, as a percussion-cap, from, as a gun or a cartridge, or a protecting cap from, as a lens-tube.
  • To remove the cap or hat.


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  • Most “un -” prefixed words are adjectives (unacceptable, unpleasant), and there are certainly some familiar “un -” verbs (uncap, unpack), but “unfriend” is different from the norm.

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  • The British Government 's proposal to uncap tuition fees for universities is a step in the right direction, but it' s been met with howls of outrage from many, who argue that allowing universities to charge more will reduce access to higher education in the U.K.

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  • So, for a family in high-cost California taxed at the top federal rate, the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2013, the 0.9% increase in payroll taxes to fund ObamaCare, and the president's proposal to eventually uncap Social Security payroll taxes would lift its combined marginal tax rate to a stunning 58.4%.

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  • We already have what we need in SS (maybe we should uncap FICA and increase benefits, though?)

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  • Evidently, some companies can recover the costs through other means and conjunctive opportunities, make possible, by providing the normal uncap internet access.

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  • Pee in a bottle and leave it six months then uncap it, what happens everything in the vicinity will haul butt away.

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  • I heard him uncap a canteen, take several swallows of water, and then step away.

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  • Arturo must be a romantic if he's prompted while doing his business to uncap a pen and make his declaration of love on this pocked metal surface.

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  •            You open the fresh notepad, uncap the Bic and scrawl:


  • If Food Emporium was offering a break on orange juice, if Duane Reade, a New York drugstore chain, was prepared to give me a $5 coupon when I hit the 100-point mark (each point representing a dollar spent), all for a bit of paperwork, why not uncap the Bic?

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