dredge up


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dredge up

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to bring to notice, esp with considerable effort and from an obscure, remote, or unlikely source: to dredge up worthless ideas.
2. (Civil Engineering) to raise with or as if with a dredge: they dredged up the corpse from the lake.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dredge 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"

dredge up

verb (Informal) dig up, raise, rake up, discover, uncover, draw up, unearth, drag up, fish up She dredged up a minor misdemeanour.
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vt sep (lit)ausbaggern; (fig) unpleasant facts, painful memoriesans Licht holen, hervorkramen
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The lanky goal-getter was made to pretend that a microwave was a TV, talk about nothing but his 2006 World Cup goal against Trinidad and Tobago, dash off to play keepy-ups on a side street and, surprise, surprise, dredge up that four-year-old robot dance.
Under new proposals the company will be allowed to dredge up to 500,000 tonnes a year, although the maximum over the 10-year period will remain at 3m tonnes.
In his efforts to humanize his infamous subject, Zuckoff even goes so far as to dredge up a tale from Ponzi's days as a nurse to injured miners.