dig up

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dig up - find by digging in the grounddig up - find by digging in the ground; "I dug up an old box in the garden"
grub out, grub up - dig up; "grub up roots and tree stumps"
nuzzle - dig out with the snout; "the pig nuzzled the truffle"
obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
locate, turn up - discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining; "Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?"; "My search turned up nothing"
disinter, exhume - dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies
2.dig up - remove, harvest, or recover by digging; "dig salt"; "dig coal"
excavate, unearth - recover through digging; "Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
grave op
grafa upp
kazıp çıkarmak

w>dig up

vt sep
earthaufwühlen; lawn, gardenumgraben
plants, treasure, body, ideaausgraben; weeds(aus)jäten; (fig) fact, informationausgraben, auftun; solutionfinden; where did you dig her up? (inf)wo hast du die denn aufgegabelt? (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


(dig) present participle ˈdigging: past tense, past participle dug (dag) verb
1. to turn up (earth) with a spade etc. to dig the garden.
2. to make (a hole) in this way. The child dug a tunnel in the sand.
3. to poke. He dug his brother in the ribs with his elbow.
a poke. a dig in the ribs; I knew that his remarks about women drivers were a dig at me (= a joke directed at me).
ˈdigger noun
a machine for digging.
dig out
1. to get out by digging. We had to dig the car out of the mud.
2. to find by searching. I'll see if I can dig out that photo.
dig up
We dug up that old tree; They dug up a skeleton; They're digging up the road yet again.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Magistrates Court in Petaling Jaya today approved an application by the police to dig up the grave of Nazrin Hassan, the chief executive of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd who died last June in a fire believed an act of arson.
Utility firms are legally allowed to dig up pavements to work on pipes or cables without getting permission from the council first.
I would dig up and dispose of any severely-affected plants.