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

  • transitive v. To drive from a lair or den.
  • transitive v. To loose from a kennel.
  • transitive v. To bring to light; uncover or disclose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To scare out from a lair or a den.
  • v. To let (something) out of a kennel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To drive from a kennel or hole.
  • transitive v. Fig.: To discover; to disclose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To drive or force from a kennel; take out of a kennel. To rouse from secrecy or retreat.


un- +‎ kennel (Wiktionary)



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  • Observe mine uncle: if his occulted guilt
    Do not itself unkennel in one speech,
    It is a damned ghost that we have seen,
    And my imaginations are as foul
    As Vulcan's stithy.

    Hamlet to Horatio, Act III Scene II

    September 25, 2009