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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.
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|Verb||1.||dredge up - mention something unpleasant from the past; "Drag up old stories"|
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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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