verb (used with object)
- to dig or get out of the earth; dig up.
- to uncover or bring to light by search, inquiry, etc.: The lawyer unearthed new evidence.
- to dig up out of the earth
- to reveal or discover, esp by exhaustive searching
v.“to dig up,” mid-15c., from un- (2) + earth (v.) “to bury in the ground” (see earth). Related: Unearthed; unearthing.