dig up
transitive verb Date: 14th century find, unearth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dig up — (something) to find something, esp. from storage. We dug up the old dairy records that showed how much milk each cow produced every day. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of dig something up (= to remove something from the ground, esp. with …   New idioms dictionary

  • dig up — index disinter, expose, procure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dig up — verb 1. find by digging in the ground (Freq. 2) I dug up an old box in the garden • Syn: ↑excavate, ↑turn up • Derivationally related forms: ↑excavation (for: ↑exca …   Useful english dictionary

  • dig up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you dig up something, you remove it from the ground where it has been buried or planted. [V P n (not pron)] You would have to dig up the plant yourself... [V P n (not pron)] More bodies have been dug up at the site... [V n P]… …   English dictionary

  • dig up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms dig up : present tense I/you/we/they dig up he/she/it digs up present participle digging up past tense dug up past participle dug up 1) to remove something from under the ground by digging We will have to dig… …   English dictionary

  • Dig up! — exclam. Listen up!; Pay attention! □ Dig up, man! This is important. □ Shut up and dig up! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • dig up — {v.}, {informal} To find or get (something) with some effort. * /Sue dug up some useful material for her English composition./ * /Jim asked each boy to dig up twenty five cents to pay for the hot dogs and soda./ Compare: DIG OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dig up — {v.}, {informal} To find or get (something) with some effort. * /Sue dug up some useful material for her English composition./ * /Jim asked each boy to dig up twenty five cents to pay for the hot dogs and soda./ Compare: DIG OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dig up — phr verb Dig up is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑archaeologist Dig up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bulb, ↑dirt, ↑information, ↑shrub, ↑soil, ↑treasure …   Collocations dictionary

  • dig\ up — v informal To find or get (smth) with some effort. Sue dug up some useful material for her English composition. Jim asked each boy to dig up twenty five cents to pay for the hot dogs and soda. Compare: dig out …   Словарь американских идиом

  • dig up — Synonyms and related words: accumulate, agglomerate, aggregate, aggroup, amass, assemble, avulse, batch, be curious, bring to light, bring together, bulk, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, burn with curiosity, clump, cluster, collect, colligate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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