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unearth (verb) dig up to (find something underground)/discovers something by chance by searching for it; find information or truth about something.
When you unearth something, you find out something by digging. Archaeologists, for exempla, unearth interesting things of the past. That is, they dig up and get or find some interesting things about the past. When you unearth secrets, you find out those secrets. Newspapers unearth secrets of great interest. That is, they find out interesting secrets and report them.
- The police unearthed a human skeleton. On information from some people, they dug up a place near a house and found a decaying human skeleton there.
- The newspaper has unearthed the huge bribes the minister received from a contractor. It has found out the information and reported it.