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dredge

verb

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to look through (as a place) carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something
  • I've been dredging my memory bank, and I simply can't remember her name

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The first known use of dredge was in 1508

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“Dredge.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dredge. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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