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"resurface" in British English

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resurfaceverb

uk   /ˌriːˈsɜː.fɪs/  us   /-ˈsɝː-/
  • resurface verb (APPEAR AGAIN)

[I] to ​rise to the ​surface of the ​water again: When the ​divers did not resurface after an ​hour, three ​crewmembersdived down to ​look for them. [I] to ​appear again after being ​lost, ​stolen, or ​absent: Please ​contact me if any of the ​stolenpaintings resurface. Jill resurfaced last ​week, after ​spending the past few ​months doing ​research in the ​library. [I] If a ​memory resurfaces, you ​remember it again after you had ​forgotten about it: Memories of his ​childhood resurfaced when he ​saw the ​photographs.
(Definition of resurface from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"resurface" in American English

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resurfaceverb

 us   /riˈsɜr·fəs/
  • resurface verb (COVER)

[T] to put a new ​surface on a ​road: Expect ​delays while they resurface the ​highway.
  • resurface verb (APPEAR)

[I] to ​appear again after not being ​seen or ​heard: The ​taxissue is ​likely to resurface next ​year.
(Definition of resurface from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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