Definition of unearth
1 : to dig up out of or as if out of the earth : exhume unearth treasure unearth an old photo album
2 : to make known or public : bring to light unearth a scandal
Examples of unearth in a Sentence
An old document was unearthed from the files.
They unearthed evidence that he had accepted bribes.
Recent Examples of unearth from the Web
A restoration of the North Course unearthed some bunkers that were pivotal to Wille Park Jr.'s century-old parkland design.
Investigators are hoping to unearth evidence in other cases of racially motivated killings across the South in the 1950s and 1960s.
ProPublica unearthed the guidelines Facebook uses to distinguish between hate speech and legitimate political expression.
Her first big find along the subway extension came last November, when workers at the site of the future La Brea station unearthed a small mammoth or mastodon skull, its tusks still attached.
In 2008, archaeozoologist Wim Van Neer of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels unearthed the remains of six cats—a male, a female, and four kittens—that appear to have been cared for by people nearly 6000 years ago.
After Game 3, some writers unearthed a tired trope and suggested that James, in the final minute, had blundered by passing the ball to Kyle Korver, who proceeded to miss a 3-pointer.
The statue, which was unearthed in the 1970s in a Polish archaeological dig, for years graced the entrance to the Palmyra museum and frequently turned up in visitors’ snapshots.
Republicans cheered Issa's efforts, even as little in the way of genuine scandal was ever unearthed.
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Synonym Discussion of unearth
UNEARTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unearth for English Language Learners
: to find (something) that was buried in the earth
: to find or discover (something) that was hidden or lost
UNEARTH Defined for Kids
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