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resurface

verb uk   /ˌriːˈsɜː.fɪs/ us    /-ˈsɝː-/

resurface verb (COVER)

[T] to put a new surface on a road: Drivers will experience delays while stretches of the road are being resurfaced.

resurface verb (APPEAR AGAIN)

[I] to rise to the surface of the water again: When the divers did not resurface after an hour, three crew members dived down to look for them. [I] to appear again after being lost, stolen, or absent: Please contact me if any of the stolen paintings resurface. Jill resurfaced last week, after spending the past few months doing research in the library. [I] If a memory resurfaces, you remember it again after you had forgotten about it: Memories of his childhood resurfaced when he saw the photographs.
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