dredge

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1dredge

verb \ˈdrej\
dredgeddredg·ing

Definition of DREDGE

transitive verb
1
a :  to dig, gather, or pull out with or as if with a dredge —often used with up
b :  to deepen (as a waterway) with a dredging machine
2
:  to bring to light by deep searching —often used with up <dredging up memories>
intransitive verb
1
:  to use a dredge
2
:  to search deeply
dredg·er noun

First Known Use of DREDGE

1508

Rhymes with DREDGE

2dredge

noun

: a machine or boat that removes mud, sand, etc., from the bottom or a lake, river, etc.

Full Definition of DREDGE

1
:  an apparatus usually in the form of an oblong iron frame with an attached bag net used especially for gathering fish and shellfish
2
:  a machine for removing earth usually by buckets on an endless chain or a suction tube
3
:  a barge used in dredging

Origin of DREDGE

perhaps from Old English *drecge; akin to Old English dræge dragnet, dragan to draw
First Known Use: 1602

Other Civil Engineering Terms

asphalt, ballast, barrage, cantilever, infrastructure, sluice

3dredge

verb
dredgeddredg·ing

Definition of DREDGE

transitive verb
:  to coat (food) by sprinkling (as with flour)
dredg·er noun

Origin of DREDGE

obsolete dredge, noun, sweetmeat, from Middle English drage, drege, from Anglo-French dragee, modification of Latin tragemata sweetmeats, from Greek tragēmata, plural of tragēma sweetmeat, from trōgein to gnaw
First Known Use: 1596

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

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