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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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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 unearth

unearth
/ (ʌnˈɜːθ) /

verb (tr)

to dig up out of the earth
to reveal or discover, esp by exhaustive searching
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