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uncover

[ uhn-kuhv-er ]
/ ʌnˈkʌv ər /
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verb (used with object)

to lay bare; disclose; reveal.
to remove the cover or covering from.
to remove a hat from (the head).

verb (used without object)

to remove a cover or covering.
to take off one's hat or other head covering as a gesture of respect.

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Origin of uncover

First recorded in 1250–1300, uncover is from the Middle English word uncoveren.See un-2, cover
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British Dictionary definitions for uncover

uncover
/ (ʌnˈkʌvə) /

verb

(tr) to remove the cover, cap, top, etc, from
(tr) to reveal or discloseto uncover a plot
to take off (one's head covering), esp as a mark of respect
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