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dig up

Meaning: If you dig up something, you get it from under the ground by digging.

Synonym: unearth

For example:

  • dig up The police dug up the murder victim's body and took it away for examination.

  • dig up My dog loves digging up bones that I bury in the garden for him.

Nouns often used as objects with
dig up: body, bone, treasure, potatoes, peanuts

Quick Quiz:

We're going to dig up some buried treasure, so we'll need
  1. a shovel or a spade
  2. a pair of scissors
  3. a pack of cards

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