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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to remove the cover from)
a. destapar
Uncover the sauce to let it cool.Destapa la salsa para dejarla enfriarse.
2. (to make known)
a. descubrir
The minister was arrested when his clandestine dealings were uncovered.El ministro fue detenido cuando se descubrieron sus manejos clandestinos.
b. sacar a la luz
Security forces uncovered a plot to overthrow the government.Las fuerzas de seguridad sacaron a la luz una trama para derribar al gobierno.
3. (to find)
a. descubrir (a treasure or ruins)
The team of archaeologists uncovered an extremely rare ancient relic.El equipo de arqueólogos descubrió una reliquia antigua extremadamente rara.
b. dejar al descubierto (evidence)
Their research uncovered evidence that was key to the case.Su investigación dejó al descubierto pruebas que resultaron ser clave para el caso.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. destapar
2. (fig)
a. descubrir (evidence, plot)
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uncover [ʌnˈkʌvəʳ]
transitive verb
1 (find out) descubrir
2 (remove coverings of) destapar; (disclose) descubrir; dejar al descubierto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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