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
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.
Over the course of 10 years, the project unearthed many thorny problems, challenging the artists behind the project, John Sutton, Ben Beres, and Zac Culler, who operate as SuttonBeresCuller, an artist collaborative.
The Saints have unearthed their version of Julio Jones.
While excavating the area around a tiny, Greek Orthodox church in the English town of Shrewsbury, a team of archaeologists unearthed two crumbling wooden posts—a relatively mundane find, or so the experts believed.
Remarkably, archaeologists have now unearthed bits of this rice at a site called Shangshan.
Walker has also unearthed TV appearances from 1950s Cuban variety shows and commercials featuring the musicians, which illustrates their deep shared histories and almost century-long careers.
The skeletal remains unearthed Sunday had been dismemebered, but police said there were three victims, including one who had an artificial hip.
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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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