drag up


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drag up

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to rear (a child) poorly and in an undisciplined manner
2. to introduce or revive (an unpleasant fact or story)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.drag up - mention something unpleasant from the past; "Drag up old stories"
cite, mention, refer, advert, name, bring up - make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
Translations

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vt sep
scandal, storyausgraben; personaufgabeln (inf), → auftun (inf)
(inf) childmehr schlecht als recht aufziehen
References in classic literature ?
For I was not prepared to see Father Mapple after gaining the height, slowly turn round, and stooping over the pulpit, deliberately drag up the ladder step by step, till the whole was deposited within, leaving him impregnable in his little Quebec.
tawb I don't really want to drag up the past because my kids are happy and in their teens now but I am worried that they might not be mine.
There's no need to drag up anything at this stage, but you should have a word with your ex and tell her what you've heard.