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"uncover" in British English

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uncoververb [T]

uk   /ʌnˈkʌv.ər/  us   //
C1 to ​discover something ​secret or ​hidden or ​remove something ​covering something ​else: The ​investigation uncovered ​evidence of a large-scale ​illegaltrade in ​wildbirds. 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 ​golddating back to the ninth ​century.

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(Definition of uncover from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.
(Definition of uncover from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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