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uncover (v.)

early 14c., 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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Definitions of uncover

uncover (v.)
remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body;
uncover your belly
Synonyms: expose
uncover (v.)
reveal to view as by removing a cover;
Synonyms: disclose / expose
uncover (v.)
make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret;
The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings
Synonyms: unwrap / disclose / let on / bring out / reveal / discover / expose / divulge / break / give away / let out
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