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

     

    uncover

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈkʌvə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈkʌvər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they uncover
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈkʌvə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈkʌvər//
     
    he / she / it uncovers
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈkʌvəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈkʌvərz//
     
    past simple uncovered
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈkʌvəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈkʌvərd//
     
    past participle uncovered
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈkʌvəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈkʌvərd//
     
    -ing form uncovering
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈkʌvərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈkʌvərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1uncover something to remove something that is covering something Uncover the pan and let the soup simmer. Archaeologists have uncovered an entire Roman city.
  2. 2uncover something to discover something that was previously hidden or secret Police have uncovered a plot to kidnap the President's son. It will be difficult to uncover the truth.
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