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dredge up

1. Literally, to take out material in order to increase the depth of a body of water. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dredge" and "up." I think we can deepen the pond by dredging up some more sand.
2. To pull something from the depths of a body of water. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dredge" and "up." Hopefully, the divers will be able to dredge up more pieces of the plane today, and we can start analyzing them.
3. By extension, to resume the discussion of something (usually something unpleasant or troublesome). A noun or pronoun can be used between "dredge" and "up." Can we all please try not to dredge up old hurts at this year's Thanksgiving dinner?
4. To find or obtain something after much searching. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dredge" and "up." What else can we do to dredge up support for this petition? I was able to dredge up some of the suspect's financial records.
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dredge someone or something

1. . Lit. to scoop something up from underwater. The workers dredged the lifeless body up from the cold black water. They dredged up the mud from the riverbed.
2. Fig. to use some effort to seek and find someone or something. I will see if I can dredge a date up for Friday. Can you dredge up a date for me? I don't have a wrench here, but I'll see if I can dredge one up from the basement.

dredge up

1. To deepen some body of water by digging and removing material from its bottom: They'll have to dredge up the river, or else the larger ships won't be able to pass through. Because the stream was hard to navigate, the farmer paid someone to dredge it up.
2. To raise something from the bottom of a body of water: The workers dredged up a car from the bottom of the lake. They dredged a lot of garbage up from the bottom of the canal.
3. To bring something back into discussion or importance, especially something unpleasant: I wish you hadn't dredged up that issue with our boss. I had been content to forget about the accident until my neighbor dredged it up by asking me questions about it.
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Hanson said if the EPA decides to allow the wet dredge remedy, he will have to revise documents governing the cleanup and would call for another local meeting to discuss the change.
The Shark Class cutter suction dredge is a tough, yet portable design, most commonly used in the sand and aggregate production arena.
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Horsey finished one shot clear of Ross Fisher, who had looked most likely to take advantage of any mistakes from Dredge but could manage only a 70.
We have solved the issue of feedstock recovery by developing a dredge system that can recover the algae in massive volumes.
A strong finish to his frost-affected first round in the morning, when Wilson picked up three shots in his four remaining holes, took him to a sixunder 65, a stroke ahead of Dredge.
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The question of whether or not to dredge the Hudson will continue to be debated, and balanced and objective scientific studies will be crucial for illuminating this debate.
The high horsepower/high torque Marlin cutter drive dredge is an all electric machine with no hydraulics in the lever room.
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We typically receive a number of dredging requests this time of year and our concern is that property owners may be tempted to take advantage of the low water levels and dredge without notifying Appalachian or seeking necessary permits, said Neil Holthouser who supervises the companys shoreline management program.
One of the most efficient and versatile types of modern dredges is the cutter suction dredge which uses a cutter located at the entrance to the suction pipe to excavate the sediment bed at the bottom of a ship channel.
Wolverine Class cutter suction dredge by DSC Dredge LLC.