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uncoververb [T]

uk   /ʌnˈkʌv.ər/ us   /ʌnˈkʌv.ɚ/
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.
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.

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uncoververb [T]

us   /ʌnˈkʌv·ər/
to remove what is covering something, or to discover what was hidden: uncover the pot It’s the press’s responsibility to uncover the truth.
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