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Phrasal Verbs

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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