Definition of uncover in English:


Line breaks: un|cover
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈkʌvə


[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.
    lay bare, bare, expose, expose to view, leave unprotected, reveal, display, put on display, put on show, exhibit; unwrap, unveil, strip, denude
  • 1.1 [no object] archaic Remove one’s hat, especially as a mark of respect: he stopped short, reverentially uncovered, and stood bare-headed till the line of mourners had passed
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    • I saw him stand uncovered in the bitter air, with a reverence for something.

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