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English definition of “surface”

surface

verb [I] (KNOWN)    /ˈsɜː.fɪs/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
If a feeling or information surfaces, it becomes known : Doubts are beginning to surface about whether the right decision has been made. A rumour has surfaced that the company is about to go out of business .Revealing secrets and becoming known
(Definition of surface verb (KNOWN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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