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unearth

[ uhn-urth ]
/ ʌnˈɜrθ /
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verb (used with object)

to dig or get out of the earth; dig up.
to uncover or bring to light by search, inquiry, etc.: The lawyer unearthed new evidence.

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RELATED WORDS

exhibit, reveal, expose, discover, excavate, exhume, determine, ascertain, uncover, find, see, show, delve, disinter, hear, learn, strike, uproot, spark, root

Nearby words

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Origin of unearth

First recorded in 1400–50, unearth is from the late Middle English word unerthen. See un-2, earth
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British Dictionary definitions for unearthed

unearth

/ (ʌnˈɜːθ) /

verb (tr)

to dig up out of the earth
to reveal or discover, esp by exhaustive searching
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for unearthed

unearth


v.

"to dig up," mid-15c., from un- (2) + earth (v.) "to bury in the ground" (see earth). Related: Unearthed; unearthing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper