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unearth

[uhn-urth] /ʌnˈɜrθ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to dig or get out of the earth; dig up.
2.
to uncover or bring to light by search, inquiry, etc.:
The lawyer unearthed new evidence.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English unerthen. See un-2, earth
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British Dictionary definitions for unearth

unearth

/ʌnˈɜːθ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to dig up out of the earth
2.
to reveal or discover, esp by exhaustive searching
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Word Origin and History for unearth
v.

"to dig up," mid-15c., from un- (2) + earth (v.) "to bury in the ground" (see earth). Related: Unearthed; unearthing.

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