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un·cov·er

 (ŭn-kŭv′ər)
v. un·cov·ered, un·cov·er·ing, un·cov·ers
v.tr.
1. To remove the cover from: uncovered the saucepan.
2. To manifest or disclose; reveal: uncovered new evidence.
3. To remove the hat from, as in respect or reverence.
v.intr.
1. To remove a cover.
2. To bare the head in respect or reverence.

uncover

(ʌnˈkʌvə)
vb
1. (tr) to remove the cover, cap, top, etc, from
2. (tr) to reveal or disclose: to uncover a plot.
3. to take off (one's head covering), esp as a mark of respect

un•cov•er

(ʌnˈkʌv ər)

v.t.
1. to remove the cover or covering from.
2. to lay bare; disclose; reveal.
v.i.
3. to remove a cover or covering.
4. to take off one's hat as a gesture of respect.
[1250–1300]

uncover


Past participle: uncovered
Gerund: uncovering

Imperative
uncover
uncover
Present
I uncover
you uncover
he/she/it uncovers
we uncover
you uncover
they uncover
Preterite
I uncovered
you uncovered
he/she/it uncovered
we uncovered
you uncovered
they uncovered
Present Continuous
I am uncovering
you are uncovering
he/she/it is uncovering
we are uncovering
you are uncovering
they are uncovering
Present Perfect
I have uncovered
you have uncovered
he/she/it has uncovered
we have uncovered
you have uncovered
they have uncovered
Past Continuous
I was uncovering
you were uncovering
he/she/it was uncovering
we were uncovering
you were uncovering
they were uncovering
Past Perfect
I had uncovered
you had uncovered
he/she/it had uncovered
we had uncovered
you had uncovered
they had uncovered
Future
I will uncover
you will uncover
he/she/it will uncover
we will uncover
you will uncover
they will uncover
Future Perfect
I will have uncovered
you will have uncovered
he/she/it will have uncovered
we will have uncovered
you will have uncovered
they will have uncovered
Future Continuous
I will be uncovering
you will be uncovering
he/she/it will be uncovering
we will be uncovering
you will be uncovering
they will be uncovering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been uncovering
you have been uncovering
he/she/it has been uncovering
we have been uncovering
you have been uncovering
they have been uncovering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been uncovering
you will have been uncovering
he/she/it will have been uncovering
we will have been uncovering
you will have been uncovering
they will have been uncovering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been uncovering
you had been uncovering
he/she/it had been uncovering
we had been uncovering
you had been uncovering
they had been uncovering
Conditional
I would uncover
you would uncover
he/she/it would uncover
we would uncover
you would uncover
they would uncover
Past Conditional
I would have uncovered
you would have uncovered
he/she/it would have uncovered
we would have uncovered
you would have uncovered
they would have uncovered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.uncover - make visible; "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings out the best in her"
show - make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
disclose, expose - disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
excavate, unearth - recover through digging; "Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold"
trot out - bring out and show for inspection and admiration; "His novel trots out a rich heiress"; "always able to trot out some new excuse"
unfold - open to the view; "A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings"
2.uncover - remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's bodyuncover - remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"
unwrap, undo - remove the outer cover or wrapping of; "Let's unwrap the gifts!"; "undo the parcel"
undrape - strip something of drapery
unclothe - take the covers off; "She unclothed her innermost feelings"
bare - lay bare; "bare your breasts"; "bare your feelings"
unmask - take the mask off; "unmask the imposter"
unveil - remove the veil from; "Women must not unveil themselves in public in Islamic societies"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

uncover

verb
2. open, unveil, unwrap, show, strip, expose, bare, lay bare, lift the lid, lay open When the seedlings sprout, uncover the tray.

uncover

verb
1. To make bare:
2. To make visible; bring to view:
Archaic: discover.
Idioms: bring to light, lay open, make plain.
3. To find by investigation:
dig (out or up), turn up, unearth.
4. To disclose in a breach of confidence:
Informal: spill.
Archaic: discover.
Translations
يَكْشِف
odhalit
afdække
afhjúpa
atklātatsegt
odkritirazkriti

uncover

[ʌnˈkʌvəʳ] VT
1. (= find out) → descubrir
2. (= remove coverings of) → destapar; (= disclose) → descubrir, dejar al descubierto

uncover

[ˌʌnˈkʌvər] vt
(= remove cover from) → découvrir
(= discover) [+ secret, plot, evidence] → découvrir

uncover

vt
(= remove cover from)aufdecken; headentblößen (liter); to uncover one’s facesein Gesicht frei machen; the men uncovered their headsdie Männer nahmen ihre Kopfbedeckung ab
scandal, plot, truth, evidence etcaufdecken; ancient ruins, cache of weapons etczum Vorschein bringen

uncover

[ʌnˈkʌvəʳ] vt
a. (find out) → scoprire; (scandal) → portare alla luce
b. (remove coverings of) → scoprire; (drain) → scoperchiare

uncover

(anˈkavə) verb
to remove the cover from. His criminal activities were finally uncovered.

uncover

v. destapar, descubrir, poner al descubierto, rebelar.
References in classic literature ?
It shall be our pleasure to uncover it, if possible, and secure the idol of gold.
I have seen Colonel Lloyd make old Barney, a man between fifty and sixty years of age, uncover his bald head, kneel down upon the cold, damp ground, and receive upon his naked and toil-worn shoulders more than thirty lashes at the time.
As the wounded knight was about to address this fair apparition, she imposed silence by placing her slender finger upon her ruby lips, while the attendant, approaching him, proceeded to uncover Ivanhoe's side, and the lovely Jewess satisfied herself that the bandage was in its place, and the wound doing well.
The curate at once hastened to uncover her face and throw water on it, and as he did so Don Fernando, for he it was who held the other in his arms, recognised her and stood as if death-stricken by the sight; not, however, relaxing his grasp of Luscinda, for it was she that was struggling to release herself from his hold, having recognised Cardenio by his voice, as he had recognised her.
He succeeded so far, however, as to uncover an iron chest, when there was a terrible roaring, ramping, and raging of uncouth figures about the hole, and at length a shower of blows, dealt by invisible cudgels, fairly belabored him off of the forbidden ground.
It was apprehended that he intended to starve himself to death; his people approached him in trembling awe, and entreated him once more to uncover his face and be comforted; but he remained unmoved.
The traveller's ambition to tell was not theirs, and, with dumb impassivity, they dismissed experiences which they did not value for the immediate incidents of this homely upland--the trivial movements of the two girls in disturbing the clods with their hackers so as to uncover something or other that these visitants relished as food.
To uncover my breast for an instant would have been to court sudden death, but I saw no other way than to chance it, if by so doing I might rescue that oncoming, succoring fleet; and so, in the face of a wicked sword-thrust, I reached out my point and caught the great switch a sudden blow that released it from its seating.
Presently he saw them uncover a dirty, yellow object, and he witnessed the joy of Werper and of Abdul Mourak as the grimy object was exposed to view.
There was Baseek, a grizzled old fellow that in his younger days had but to uncover his fangs to send White Fang cringing and crouching to the right about.
When I bury a bone," said the Dog, "it is with an intention to uncover it later and pick it.
to contemplate its portentous magnitude, reverently uncover and humbly