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v. un·cov·ered, un·cov·er·ing, un·cov·ers
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.
1. To remove a cover.
2. To bare the head in respect or reverence.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uncovering - the removal of coveringuncovering - the removal of covering    
remotion, removal - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
disforestation, deforestation - the removal of trees
cornhusking - the act of removing the husks from ears of corn
2.uncovering - the act of discovering somethinguncovering - the act of discovering something  
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
tracing - the discovery and description of the course of development of something; "the tracing of genealogies"
espial, spotting, catching, detection, spying - the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
self-discovery - discovering your own individuality
breakthrough - making an important discovery
determination, finding - the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures"
rediscovery - the act of discovering again
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"I don't understand that way of looking at things," said Sancho; "I only know that your ladyship will do well to bear in mind that as we were flying by enchantment so I might have seen the whole earth and all the men by enchantment whatever way I looked; and if you won't believe this, no more will you believe that, uncovering myself nearly to the eyebrows, I saw myself so close to the sky that there was not a palm and a half between me and it; and by everything that I can swear by, senora, it is mighty great!
I can still see his wonderful smile, the whites of his beautiful eyes, and the uncovering of his little teeth shine to me in the dusk.
Only his hands, with which he kept his coat-skirts down round Nikita's sides, and his legs which the wind kept uncovering, began to freeze, especially his right hand which had no glove.
"You believe there were two men?" he asked, without uncovering his eyes.
Their capped heads were seen uncovering one after the other, in the gloom, at the lugubrious question addressed to them by the president in a low voice.
He said uncovering the terrorist group's lies, fake and stonewalling nature is vital to deal strictly with it.
The correspondent said the authorities also uncovered a base of operations for terrorists that contained a prison next to the exhibitions building in the neighborhood, finding inside it torture devices, mortar launchers, Grad rockets, communications equipment, and power supplies, in addition to uncovering a field hospital near Burj al-Khair building that the terrorists had been using.
"It is time for the government to take charge of its role in uncovering the fate of those who went missing during the war" said FabrizzioCarboni, head of the ICRC delegation in Lebanon "All this work will go in vain if a national mechanism is not formed.
From predicting disease to identifying top producers to spotting quickly any claims that could escalate, these insurers have found the insights they are uncovering can not only help their policyholders but also help their bottom lines.
Colombo, May 18 -- One year since the Sri Lankan military defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that had been terrorizing the country for nearly three decades, government troops are yet uncovering large quantities of arms and ammunition from the island's north and east which were once part of the LTTE arsenal.
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Once fraud by "culpable" employees is presumed by the government, any cooperation by the company that does not result in uncovering that fraud and identifying those guilty parties becomes suspect.