uncover

[[t]ʌ̱nkʌ̱və(r)[/t]]
uncovers, uncovering, uncovered
1) VERB If you uncover something, especially something that has been kept secret, you discover or find out about it.

[V n] Auditors said they had uncovered evidence of fraud...

[V n] A specific plot to kill him was uncovered in the past couple of weeks.

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2) VERB When people who are digging somewhere uncover something, they find a thing or a place that has been under the ground for a long time.

[V n] Archaeologists have uncovered an 11,700-year-old hunting camp in Alaska.

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3) VERB To uncover something means to remove something that is covering it.

[V n] When the seedlings sprout, uncover the tray.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Uncover — Un*cov er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Uncovered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Uncovering}.] [1st pref. un + cover.] 1. To take the cover from; to divest of covering; as, to uncover a box, bed, house, or the like; to uncover one s body. [1913 Webster] 2. To show… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uncover — Un*cov er, v. i. 1. To take off the hat or cap; to bare the head in token of respect. [1913 Webster] We are forced to uncover after them. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To remove the covers from dishes, or the like. [1913 Webster] Uncover, dogs, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uncover — index bare, betray (disclose), convey (communicate), denude, detect, disabuse, disclose …   Law dictionary

  • uncover — (v.) c.1300, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) reverse of + COVER (Cf. cover) (v.). Earliest use is figurative; literal sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Uncovered; uncovering …   Etymology dictionary

  • uncover — [v] reveal, disclose bare, betray, break, bring to light*, crack, denude, dig up*, discover, display, divulge, expose, give away, hit upon, lay bare, lay open, leak, make known, open, open up, show, strike, strip, stumble on, subject, tap, tell,… …   New thesaurus

  • uncover — ► VERB 1) remove a cover or covering from. 2) discover (something previously secret or unknown) …   English terms dictionary

  • uncover — [unkuv′ər] vt. 1. to make known; disclose; reveal 2. to lay bare or open by removing a covering 3. to remove the cover or protection from 4. to remove the hat, cap, etc. from (the head), as a conventional gesture of respect vi. 1. to bare the… …   English World dictionary

  • Uncover Me — Infobox Album | Name = Uncover Me Type = Album Artist = Jann Arden Released = February 6, 2007 Recorded = Genre = Adult Alternative Length = Label = Universal Music Canada Producer = Jann Arden, Russell Broom Reviews = *None Available Last album …   Wikipedia

  • uncover */ — UK [ʌnˈkʌvə(r)] / US [ʌnˈkʌvər] verb [transitive] Word forms uncover : present tense I/you/we/they uncover he/she/it uncovers present participle uncovering past tense uncovered past participle uncovered 1) to find out about something that has… …   English dictionary

  • uncover — verb Uncover is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑archaeologist, ↑excavation, ↑investigation Uncover is used with these nouns as the object: ↑clue, ↑conspiracy, ↑detail, ↑evidence, ↑identity, ↑information, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary


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