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Definition of "unearth" []

  • To bring up out of the earth; dig up. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring to public notice; uncover. (verb-transitive)
  • To dig up out of the earth (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To reveal or discover, esp by exhaustive searching (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "unearth" in a sentence
  • "The only thing they did unearth from a huge, four-foot deep, L-shaped hole was a white leather bootie."
  • "From time to time, specialist labels unearth long-lost treasures making their DVD debut, but many of these are more curious or collector's pieces than truly essential products."
  • "It will take longer and cost more to unearth, that is all."