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verb surface pronunciation in British English /ˈsɜː(r)fɪs/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysurface
he/she/itsurfaces
present participlesurfacing
past tensesurfaced
past participlesurfaced
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to become known or obvious after being hidden

    In the aftermath of the trial, charges of corruption have begun to surface.

    New information about the murder is slowly surfacing.

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    1. a.
      to appear after being lost or hidden

      After being missing for two months, the girl surfaced in Northumberland.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to rise up to, or to appear at, the surface of water

    The divers were forced to surface after their equipment was damaged.

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  3. 3
    [intransitive] British humorous to get out of bed, especially after sleeping for a long time

    Don't expect Jennifer to surface before noon.

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