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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 ?
So that, Sancho, it will not do for us to uncover ourselves, for he who has us in charge will be responsible for us; and perhaps we are gaining an altitude and mounting up to enable us to descend at one swoop on the kingdom of Kandy, as the saker or falcon does on the heron, so as to seize it however high it may soar; and though it seems to us not half an hour since we left the garden, believe me we must have travelled a great distance."
To satisfy his companions, Barbicane began to uncover the window at the bottom of the projectile, which would allow them to observe the earth direct.
"When I bury a bone," said the Dog, "it is with an intention to uncover it later and pick it."
The young man, prepared for this scene by the state of his own feelings, which were mournful, and by the majesty of the cathedral which he had passed through, descended in a slow and solemn manner and stood with head uncovered before these mortal spoils of the last king, who was not to be placed by the side of his forefathers until his successor should take his place there; and who appeared to abide on that spot, that he might thus address human pride, so sure to be exalted by the glories of a throne: "Dust of the earth!
And, midway, he dug down through the red volcanic earth that had washed from the disintegrating hill above, until he uncovered quartz, rotten quartz, that broke and crumbled in his hands and showed to be alive with free gold.
It was like an uncovered well in a yard where children play.
Each of us uncovered a great number of these bricks, until we commenced to weary of the monotony of it, when Snider suddenly gave an exclamation of excitement, and, as I turned to look, he held up a human skull for my inspection.
In the hush which followed, our crime was recited, the death warrant read, then everybody uncovered while a priest uttered a prayer.
"And the only reason she gave you was that the light caused her a painful sensation if it fell on her uncovered skin?"
His hat, tilted back, uncovered a good deal of forehead, which appeared very white in the dusk.
Hastening forward, he placed himself behind a projection in the wall, so as to see the person pass across the stream of light from the uncovered window of the room that he had left.
The heat in the day is intolerable, and the dews in the night so unwholesome that it is almost certain death to go out with one's head uncovered. Nothing can be a stronger proof of the malignant quality of the air than that the rust will immediately corrode both the iron and brass if they are not carefully covered with straw.