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"unearth" in British English

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unearthverb [T]

uk   /ʌnˈɜːθ/  us   /-ˈɝːθ/
to ​discover something in the ​ground: Building at the ​site was ​halted after ​humanremains were unearthed ​earlier this ​month. to ​discoverproof or some other ​information, ​especially after ​carefulsearching: A ​privatedetective has unearthed some ​freshevidence.
(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 ​yearsold have been unearthed at the ​site.
  • unearth verb [T] (DISCOVER)

to ​discoverproof or other ​information, often after ​carefulsearching: Two ​amateur historians unearthed 570 ​documents with Mr. Lincoln’s ​signature by ​sifting through the ​files of the ​nationalarchives.
(Definition of unearth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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