dredge something up


dredge something up

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • dredge something up — bring something unwelcome and forgotten to people s attention. → dredge …   English new terms dictionary

  • dredge up — verb mention something unpleasant from the past Drag up old stories • Syn: ↑drag up • Hypernyms: ↑mention, ↑advert, ↑bring up, ↑cite, ↑name, ↑refer …   Useful english dictionary

  • dredge — dredge1 verb 1》 clean out the bed of (a harbour, river, etc.) with a dredge.     ↘bring up or remove with a dredge. 2》 (dredge something up) bring something unwelcome and forgotten to people s attention. noun an apparatus for bringing up objects… …   English new terms dictionary

  • dredge — [dredʒ] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Old English dragan to pull ] 1.) [I and T] to remove mud or sand from the bottom of a river, ↑harbour etc, or to search for something by doing this ▪ They were dredging for oysters. 2.) [T + with]… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dredge up something — dredge up (something) 1. to remember something from the past. He hates it when people dredge up the crimes that happened here 20 years ago. You re not dredging that old idea up again, are you? Usage notes: often said about something unpleasant 2 …   New idioms dictionary

  • dredge up — (something) 1. to remember something from the past. He hates it when people dredge up the crimes that happened here 20 years ago. You re not dredging that old idea up again, are you? Usage notes: often said about something unpleasant 2. to find… …   New idioms dictionary

  • dredge — ► VERB 1) clean out the bed of (a harbour, river, etc.) with a dredge. 2) bring up or remove with a dredge. 3) (dredge up) bring (something unwelcome and forgotten) to people s attention. ► NOUN ▪ an apparatus for bringing up objects or mud from… …   English terms dictionary

  • dredge — dredge1 [ dredʒ ] verb transitive 1. ) to remove dirt and sand from the bottom of a river or lake a ) to look for something at the bottom of a river or lake using a dredge 2. ) to shake something such as sugar or flour over something ,dredge up… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dredge — verb 1 (T) to remove mud or sand from the bottom of a river, harbour 1 etc 2 (I, T) to search for something on the bottom of a river, lake, etc with a dredge 3 (T) to cover food lightly with flour, sugar etc dredge sth up phrasal verb (T) 1… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dredge — UK [dredʒ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms dredge : present tense I/you/we/they dredge he/she/it dredges present participle dredging past tense dredged past participle dredged 1) a) to remove dirt and sand from the bottom of a river or lake b)… …   English dictionary


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