Meaning of unbury in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnˈbɛri/

verbverb unburies, verb unburying, verb unburied

[with object]
  • Remove (someone or something) from under the ground or from under a deep covering.

    ‘Creon orders the man to go back and unbury the body’
    • ‘rescuers unburied him within 20 minutes of the avalanche’
    • ‘he was able to help many of his patients unbury hidden emotions’
    • ‘We are still unburying the bones, the remains, of the people who got killed.’
    • ‘After the artist's eerily long period of absolute stillness, an assistant unburies him with urgent, rescuelike speed and efficiency.’
    • ‘The seed was found buried during an excavation of an ancient mountain fortress - so they unburied it, sat around wondering what to do with it for a while before burying it again.’
    • ‘He unburied it and allowed all his knowledge of texture and color to play over it.’
    • ‘We arrived back on Assateague Island to unbury and set up our sand-covered tents, and continue our merry vacation until its end back in Pittsburgh.’
    • ‘He slowly unburied himself from the gravel and continued on his journey.’
    dig up, excavate, exhume, disinter, bring to the surface, mine, quarry, pull out, root out, scoop out, disentomb, unbury