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Synonyms for dig up

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  1. excavate, dig up, turn up(verb)

    find by digging in the ground

    "I dug up an old box in the garden"

    Synonyms:
    dig, turn up, hollow, turn out, fold up, locate, fold, surface, excavate, come out, come on, show up, dig out, unearth, prove

  2. dig, dig up, dig out(verb)

    remove, harvest, or recover by digging

    "dig salt"; "dig coal"

    Synonyms:
    stab, savvy, cut into, prod, grind, travail, turn over, jab, delve, hollow, labour, compass, comprehend, poke, apprehend, get the picture, turn up, grok, toil, excavate, labor, dig out, grasp, moil, dig, drudge

How to pronounce dig up?

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How to say dig up in sign language?

  1. digup

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How to use dig up in a sentence?

  1. Ben McAdams:

    Before making any judgments, I want to know the facts of what occurred between the President and Ukraine, i share Sen. (Mitt) Romney's view that If the President used his position to pressure a foreign power to dig up dirt on a rival for his own personal gain, it would be deeply troubling. I believe it would be a betrayal of the loyalty owed to our country and the Constitution.

  2. Elissa Slotkin:

    The issue that got to me was this idea that the President, the most powerful man in the world, reached out to a foreigner, a foreign leader, and asked him to dig up dirt on an American.

  3. Bill Gassett:

    I’ve had sellers with specific requests to take certain things that might have been a special gift, otherwise, you can’t just dig up a plant and take it with you; it’s part of the property.

  4. Wan Junaidi:

    Although there are 139 graves, we have not managed to dig up all of them, forensics have to do it carefully so the bodies and evidence are preserved. We don't know how many there are, and who they are.

  5. Ronnie Kasrils:

    It was vital that Zuma had the heads of intelligence to do his bidding. It gives you the ability to dig up dirt on politicians and keep a close eye on opponents.


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