Definition of unearth
- unearth treasure
- unearth an old photo album
- unearth a scandal
An old document was unearthed from the files.
They unearthed evidence that he had accepted bribes.
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: to find (something) that was buried in the earth
: to find or discover (something) that was hidden or lost
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