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dredge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water, Civil, Food
dredgedredge /dredʒ/ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]TTWTEC to remove mud or sand from the bottom of a river, harbour etc, or to search for something by doing this They dredged for oysters.2 [transitive + with]DF to cover food lightly with flour, sugar etc dredge something ↔ up
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dredgeFearing more floods, the state had the river dredged.That dredging is now behind schedule.Others specialize in dredging operations required for bridges and dams or for harbors.The scheme involves dredging the main channel of the Medway estuary to provide a storage base for import-export cargoes.It must have been seeing her reading Tennyson that had dredged up an old forgotten quotation.Many distorted fragments of meteoritic iron are later dredged up from the area where the wreckage fell.
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Verb table
dredge
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydredge
he, she, itdredges
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydredged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dredged
he, she, ithas dredged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dredged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dredge
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dredged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dredging
he, she, itis dredging
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you, we, theyare dredging
Past
I, he, she, itwas dredging
you, we, theywere dredging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dredging
he, she, ithas been dredging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dredging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dredging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dredging
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