Definition of uncover in English:


Syllabification: un·cov·er
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈkəvər


[with object]
  • 1Remove a cover or covering from: he uncovered the face of the dead man
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    • The film continues its sinister loop, covering and uncovering the person or object that is buried.
    • When the instrument is more than a simple tube, such as a flute with finger holes, the player can manipulate the size of the air column by covering or uncovering the finger holes.
    • He sits in the dining hall covering and uncovering his ears, listening to the noise that roars like a train.
    expose, reveal, lay bare; unwrap, unveil; strip, denude
  • 1.1Discover (something previously secret or unknown): further evidence has been uncovered
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    • They soon realise that, if they are to survive, they will have to uncover the secret that has brought them all together.
    • Throwing them aside, I soon uncovered a quantity of building stone and mortar.
    • The journalists said they were particularly alarmed by the number of chat room paedophiles their research uncovered in such a short period.
    detect, discover, come across, stumble on, chance on, find, turn up, unearth, dig up; expose, unveil, unmask, disclose, reveal, lay bare, make known, make public, bring to light, blow the lid off, blow the whistle on, pull the plug on
  • 1.2 [no object] archaic Remove one’s hat, especially as a mark of respect.
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    • I saw him stand uncovered in the bitter air, with a reverence for something.

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