Definition of unearth verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    unearth

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈɜːθ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈɜːrθ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unearth
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈɜːθ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈɜːrθ//
     
    he / she / it unearths
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈɜːθs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈɜːrθs//
     
    past simple unearthed
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈɜːθt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈɜːrθt//
     
    past participle unearthed
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈɜːθt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈɜːrθt//
     
    -ing form unearthing
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈɜːθɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈɜːrθɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1unearth something to find something in the ground by digging synonym dig somethingup to unearth buried treasures Police have unearthed a human skeleton. The remains were unearthed last year by archaeologists.
  2. 2unearth something to find or discover something by chance or after searching for it synonym dig somethingup I unearthed my old diaries when we moved house. The newspaper has unearthed some disturbing facts.
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