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unearth

verb
     
un‧earth [transitive]
1 to find something after searching for it, especially something that has been buried in the ground or lost for a long time:
Farmers still sometimes unearth human bones here.
In one shop, I unearthed a wonderful collection of 1920s toys.
2 to find information or the truth about something or someone:
The inquiry unearthed some disturbing evidence.

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