uncover

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verb un·cov·er \ən-ˈkə-vər\

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. 3a :  to take the cover fromb :  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 English Language Learners

uncover

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verb un·cov·er \ən-ˈkə-vər\

Definition of uncover for English Language Learners

  • : 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


UNCOVER Defined for Kids

uncover

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verb un·cov·er \ˌən-ˈkə-vər\

Definition of uncover for Students

uncovered

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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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