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Relating to or found on the surface of something
“Peatlands have a well-developed surface layer that has been described as having as many as six sub-units within it.”
The outside part or uppermost layer of something
“The road surface has been in a poor state for several months and news that remedial action is about to take place is indeed welcome.”
The outward appearance of someone or something, especially as distinct from less obvious aspects
“What distinguished many of the Young British Artists was their reluctance to probe beyond the surface of appearance.”
The level top of something
“Using a small spoon, sprinkle the surface with sago flour.”
To become apparent or widely known
“Rumors surface periodically that he's on the way out.”
To rise to the surface
“The scene was still and quiet, but all the same I had surfaced from my dreams nervously, with heavy breathing.”
Rise or come up to the surface of the water or the ground
“Thus, it is crucial to be able to anticipate where and when the whales will surface to breathe.”
“… a submarine surfaced on the starboard side of the aircraft carrier.”
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