dig up

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. a shovel or a spade

b. a pair of scissors

c. a pack of cards

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Contributor: Matt Errey