Definition of dig up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


dig up

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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1to break the ground into small pieces before planting seeds, building something, etc. They are digging up the football field to lay a new surface.
  2. 2to remove something from the ground by digging An old Roman vase was dug up here last month.
  3. 3to discover information about somebody/something synonym unearth Tabloid newspapers love to dig up scandal.
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