[ US /ənˈkəvɝ/ ]
[ UK /ʌnkˈʌvɐ/ ]
  1. remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body
    uncover your belly
    The man exposed himself in the subway
  2. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    unwrap the evidence in the murder case
    he broke the news to her
    The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings
    bring out the truth
    The actress won't reveal how old she is
    The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
  3. reveal to view as by removing a cover
    The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set
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How To Use uncover In A Sentence

  • The pylon is to be the centerpiece of a planned underwater museum featuring relics uncovered from the Mediterranean seabed. Newsvine - Get Smarter Here
  • Unless you live in the tropics, even the most toned among us is apt to uncover lackluster skin when summer comes.
  • He uncovers more about his private life including the identity of his fiancé, a point of much speculation until now.
  • Just as the Olympic flame is about to reach Hong Kong and mainland China, the Guangdong province police have recently uncovered a case in which a cheap-rate factory in Guangdong was filling out orders by overseas Tibet splittist organizations to manufacture the snow-mountain-lion flags of Free Tibet. The Jawa Report
  • Many women leave their heads uncovered. Times, Sunday Times
  • The beak is smoth, black, convex and cultrated; one and 1/8 inches from the point to the opening of the chaps and 3/4 only uncovered with feathers; the upper chap exceeds the other a little in length. a few small black hairs garnish the sides of the base of the upper chap. the eye is of a uniform deep sea green or black, moderately large. it's legs feet and tallons are white; the legs are an inch and a 1/4 in length and smoth; four toes on each foot, of which that in front is the same length with the leg including the length of the tallon, which is 4 lines; the three remaining toes are The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806
  • What science has yet to uncover is why it happens so often around me. I’m not sure whether to be insulted or amused. I’ll go with both. « A Bird’s Nest
  • This catalyzing event sets off an international promenade to uncover the secrets of the polypore, as newfound clues lead the duo through the urban landscapes of New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Barcelona and Tokyo. WN.com - Financial News
  • He begins a race against time to find the real killer - fighting his way through a tangle of lies and deceit to uncover an act of evil which has destroyed the life of more than one young person.
  • Rather than open beams, the room has a plaster ceiling formed into rectangular panels but leaving the central wood beam uncovered. Times, Sunday Times
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