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uncover

verb un·cov·er \-ˈkə-vər\

: to remove a cover from (something)

: to find or become aware of (something that was hidden or secret)

: to allow (something) to be seen by removing a covering

Full Definition of UNCOVER

transitive verb
1
:  to make known :  bring to light :  disclose, reveal <uncover the truth>
2
:  to expose to view by removing some covering
3
a :  to take the cover from
b :  to remove the hat from <uncovered his head>
4
:  to deprive of protection
intransitive verb
1
:  to remove a cover or covering
2
:  to take off the hat as a token of respect

Examples of UNCOVER

  1. Police uncovered a criminal plot.
  2. Archaeologists uncovered the ruins of an ancient city.

First Known Use of UNCOVER

14th century
UNCOVER Defined for Kids

uncover

verb un·cov·er \ˌən-ˈkə-vər\
un·cov·eredun·cov·er·ing

Definition of UNCOVER for Kids

1
:  to make known usually by investigation <Police uncovered a crime.>
2
:  to make visible by removing some covering <We shoveled away the dirt to uncover the treasure.>
3
:  to remove the cover from <He uncovered the pot.>

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