Word forms: unearths
1. verb If someone unearths facts or evidence about something bad, they discover them with difficulty, usually because they were being kept secret or were being lied about. [V n] ⇒ Researchers have unearthed documents indicating her responsibility for the forced adoption of children. [V n] ⇒ The frauds have been unearthed by investigators working for the Camden and Islington Health Authority. [V-ing] ⇒ ...the unearthing of a plot to assassinate the President. 2. verb If someone unearths something that is buried, they find it by digging in the ground. dig up [V n] ⇒ Fossil hunters have unearthed the bones of an elephant believed to be 500,000 years old. ⇒ ...saying that the treasure had been unearthed on his property. ⇒ More human remains have been unearthed in the north. 3. verb If you say that someone has unearthed something, you mean that they have found it after it had been hidden or lost for some time. [V n] ⇒ From somewhere, he had unearthed a black silk suit. [V n] ⇒ Today I unearthed a copy of '90 Minutes' and had a chuckle at your article. [V n] ⇒ ...his reputation for unearthing talent from the most unlikely sources.
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