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English definition of “uncover”

uncover

verb [T]     /ʌnˈkʌv.ər/ US  //
C1 to discover something secret or hidden or remove something covering something else: The investigation uncovered evidence of a large-scale illegal trade in wild birds. The biography is an attempt to uncover the inner man.Revealing secrets and becoming known to find something buried under the ground by removing the earth on top of it: Digging in her garden, she uncovered a hoard of gold dating back to the ninth century.ArchaeologyDiggingFinding and discovering
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