Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

uncover something

1) find out about something previously hidden or kept secret
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    • uncover the truth about something
  • Analysis
    To 'uncover' something is to remove a cover from it so that it is bare or exposed or possible to view. "She uncovered her face to reveal her identity to the guards." If you 'uncover' something it can also mean to discover something that was previously unknown or secret. "He uncovered a set of documents proving his innocence."
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The detective discovered the man's body by chance. It then took him months to uncover the mystery of who killed him.
    2. They uncovered the man's face and realised they had the wrong person.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The journalist won an award for her work uncovering widespread corruption within the bank. The judging panel said that she did the public a great service by putting the spotlight on shady practices that had been going on behind closed doors for years.
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