Definition of dredge up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

dredge up

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    dredge somethingup

     
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  1. 1(usually disapproving) to mention something that has been forgotten, especially something unpleasant or embarrassing The papers keep trying to dredge up details of his past love life.
  2. 2to manage to remember something, especially something that happened a long time ago Now she was dredging up memories from the depths of her mind.
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