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uncover

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verb un·cov·er \-ˈkə-vər\

Simple Definition of uncover

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of uncover

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make known :  bring to light :  disclose, reveal <uncover the truth>

  3. 2 :  to expose to view by removing some covering

  4. 3 a :  to take the cover from b :  to remove the hat from <uncovered his head>

  5. 4 :  to deprive of protection

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to remove a cover or covering

  8. 2 :  to take off the hat as a token of respect

Examples of uncover in a sentence

  1. Police uncovered a criminal plot.

  2. Archaeologists uncovered the ruins of an ancient city.



14th Century

First Known Use of uncover

14th century


UNCOVER Defined for Kids

uncover

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verb un·cov·er \ˌən-ˈkə-vər\

Definition of uncover for Students

uncovered

uncovering

  1. 1 :  to make known usually by investigation <Police uncovered a crime.>

  2. 2 :  to make visible by removing some covering <We shoveled away the dirt to uncover the treasure.>

  3. 3 :  to remove the cover from <He uncovered the pot.>





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