Meaning of “unmask” in the English Dictionary

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"unmask" in British English

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unmaskverb [ T ]

uk /ʌnˈmɑːsk/ us /ʌnˈmæsk/

to show the bad, and previously hidden, truth about someone or something:

At the end of the play the villain is unmasked.

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

"unmask" in American English

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unmaskverb [ T ]

us /ʌnˈmæsk/

to show the previously hidden truth about someone or something:

He was unmasked as the author of the article.

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

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