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dredge something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdredge something ↔ up phrasal verb1 DISCUSSto start talking again about something that happened a long time ago, especially something unpleasant Newsweek magazine dredged up some remarks which he made last year.2 to manage to remember something, or to feel or express an emotion, with difficulty Robertson tried to dredge up an image of her in his mind. From somewhere she dredged up a brilliant smile.3 TTWGETto pull something up from the bottom of a river, lake etc dredge→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
dredge upAs Izzie dredged it up again, her growing hair flopped forward over her face and hid what she was thinking.I can't imagine what would prompt this woman to dredge it all up if there wasn't some truth in it.The move follows reports that a new mechanised suction dredge is breaking up river banks, blocking rivers and killing fish.
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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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