dig up

verb

dug up; digging up; digs up

Examples of dig up in a Sentence

she tried to dig up any information she could for the report on sharks
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dig up was in the 14th century

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“Dig up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dig%20up. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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