Meaning of “unearth” in the English Dictionary

"unearth" in British English

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unearthverb [ T ]

uk /ʌnˈɜːθ/ us /ʌnˈɝːθ/

to discover something in the ground:

Building at the site was halted after human remains were unearthed earlier this month.

to discover proof or some other information, especially after careful searching:

A private detective has unearthed some fresh evidence.

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

"unearth" in American English

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unearthverb [ T ]

us /ʌnˈɜrθ/

unearth verb [ T ] (DIG EARTH)

to find something by digging in the ground:

Artifacts more than 500 years old have been unearthed at the site.

unearth verb [ T ] (DISCOVER)

to discover proof or other information, often after careful searching:

Two amateur historians unearthed 570 documents with Mr. Lincoln’s signature by sifting through the files of the national archives.

(Definition of “unearth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)