Definition of Dig up

1. Verb. Find by digging in the ground. "I dug up an old box in the garden"

Exact synonyms: Excavate, Turn Up
Specialized synonyms: Grub Out, Grub Up, Nuzzle, Disinter, Exhume
Generic synonyms: Obtain
Related verbs: Locate, Turn Up
Derivative terms: Excavation, Excavation, Excavation



2. Verb. Remove, harvest, or recover by digging. "Dig coal"
Exact synonyms: Dig, Dig Out
Generic synonyms: Excavate, Unearth

Definition of Dig up

1. Verb. (transitive) to excavate something ¹

2. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) to discover something by digging; to unearth ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dig Up

difluoropine
difs
difucosyl
difunctional
difunctionally
difuran
difurans
dig
dig deep
dig in
dig in one's heels
dig into
dig one's own grave
dig out
dig out of a hole
dig up (current term)
dig up dirt
digable
digallane
digallanes
digamies
digamist
digamists
digamma
digammas
digamous
digamy
digastric
digastric branch of facial nerve

Literary usage of Dig up

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1. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1873)
"dig up the soil from a thousand feet below the surface, we call it new, and the plants which spring from it; and when our vision pierces deeper into space, ..."

2. An Universal Etymological English Dictionary ...by Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1724)
"... Tint.! to delve or dig up Trees i alfo to muddle in the Dirt. GRUB, a Sort of Maggot! alfo a Dwarf or ..."

3. Sub-tropical Rambles in the Land of the Aphanapteryx: Personal Experiences by Nicolas Pike (1873)
"... to dig up Pinnae—Dolabella Rumphi Shells—Tropic Birds—The Mud Laffs— Terrible Wounds inflicted by them—Sunset Visions—Return to the Trou Fanfaron. ..."

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