from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To bring up out of the earth; dig up.
- transitive v. To bring to public notice; uncover.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To drive or draw from the earth.
- v. To uncover or find; to bring out from concealment; to bring to light; to disclose.
- v. To dig up.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To drive or draw from the earth; hence, to uncover; to bring out from concealment; to bring to light; to disclose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In electricity, to break the ground connection of a circuit; to insulate from electrical contact with the earth.
- To drive or bring forth from an earth or burrow; drive from any underground hole or burrow; draw from the earth.
- To uncover from the earth; dig out of the ground; exhume, as fossils; exfodiate.
- To bring to light; discover; find out; disclose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. bring to light
- v. recover through digging
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The only thing they did unearth from a huge, four-foot deep, L-shaped hole was a white leather bootie.
From time to time, specialist labels unearth long-lost treasures making their DVD debut, but many of these are more curious or collector's pieces than truly essential products.
It will take longer and cost more to unearth, that is all.
When the music labels unearth a file-sharer to prosecute, they apply the thumbscrews gently at first.
The reason I ask Kris is, from previous posts, you seem to have a similar sort of process where you explore the story and kind of unearth it so to speak.
Hey Paul .... did you ever think there just isnt anything there to "unearth"?
Instead, Yglesias correctly notes, "there's incredible pressure to 'unearth' the 'truth' about the nominee and how deep down he or she is history's greatest monster."
If you think that it might help to "unearth" Mister Andrew
Justice Tobias said he had not been able to "unearth" any evidence to support Dr Gorman's claims in the largely "argumentative, discursive and irrelevant" material the unrepresented doctor presented to the court, and found in favour of the tribunal.
And I will be thinking about one tension that I would like the day’s writing to get at, to kind of unearth in one of my characters, and I will throw out all these strange scenarios for about five minutes, like somebody walks in on his girlfriend cheating on him, or whatever.