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uncover

[uhn-kuhv-er] /ʌnˈkʌv ər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to lay bare; disclose; reveal.
2.
to remove the cover or covering from.
3.
to remove a hat from (the head).
verb (used without object)
4.
to remove a cover or covering.
5.
to take off one's hat or other head covering as a gesture of respect.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English uncoveren. See un-2, cover
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British Dictionary definitions for uncovering

uncover

/ʌnˈkʌvə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove the cover, cap, top, etc, from
2.
(transitive) to reveal or disclose: to uncover a plot
3.
to take off (one's head covering), esp as a mark of respect
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Word Origin and History for uncovering

uncover

v.

c.1300, from un- (2) "reverse of" + cover (v.). Earliest use is figurative; literal sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Uncovered; uncovering.

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