Definition of dredge up
- Reporters dredged up the fact that the senator avoided the military draft.
- She didn't like to dredge up bad memories.
: to dig, gather, or pull out with or as if with a dredge (see 2dredge)
: to deepen (a waterway) with a machine that removes earth usually by buckets on an endless chain or a suction tube : to deepen with a dredge (see 2dredge 2)
: to bring to light by deep searching
: an apparatus usually in the form of an oblong iron frame with an attached bag net used especially for gathering fish and shellfish
: a machine for removing earth usually by buckets on an endless chain or a suction tube
: to coat by sprinkling (as with flour)
: in or into a higher position or level
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: from below the horizon
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of
: up into or in the
: in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: to rise from a lying or sitting position
: to move upward : ascend
used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated
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