unearth

[uhn-urth]
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:
1400–50; late Middle English unerthen. See un-2, earth

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unearth (ʌnˈɜːθ)
 
vb
1.  to dig up out of the earth
2.  to reveal or discover, esp by exhaustive searching

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unearth
"to dig up," mid-15c., from un- (2) + earth (v.) "to bury in the ground" (see earth).
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Example sentences
At first there was popular incredulity and disbelief that there was much behind
  the charges, or that much could be unearthed.
But a recently unearthed turtle fossil, the oldest on record, may hold the
  answer.
Among the fossils unearthed was a tiny jaw fragment with big implications.
Archaeological digs have unearthed widespread evidence of breath-hold diving in
  seaside cultures.
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