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dredge1

dredge1

pronunciation:
drej
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of numerous pieces of equipment used to clear solid matter from the bottom of a body of water, as by a scoop or suction pipe.
similar words:
drag
definition 2: a platform or barge to which a dredge is attached.
definition 3: a net made to be dragged through the water to catch fish or shellfish; dragnet.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dredged, dredges, dredging
definition 1: to take away solid material from the bottom of (a body of water).
definition 2: to gather or remove using a dredge.
definition 3: to bring hidden things or ideas to the surface or into consciousness.
The psychiatrist made him dredge up childhood memories.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to operate or make use of a dredge.
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