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emerge

verb [I] uk   /ɪˈmɜːdʒ/ us    /-ˈmɝːdʒ/

emerge verb [I] (APPEAR)

B2 to appear by coming out of something or out from behind something: She emerged from the sea, blue with cold. to come to the end of a difficult period or experience: The Prince emerged unscathed from the scandal.
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emerge verb [I] (BECOME KNOWN)

C1 to become known, especially as a result of examining something or asking questions about it: The facts behind the scandal are sure to emerge eventually. [+ that] It has emerged that secret talks had been going on between the two companies before the takeover was announced. She's the most exciting British singer to emerge on the pop scene for a decade.
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