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dig sth up

phrasal verb with dig uk   us   /dɪɡ/ verb (present participle digging, past tense and past participle dug)

(MOVE SOIL)

to take something out of the ground by digging: It's time we dug up those potatoes. to break the ground or to make a hole in it with a tool, machine, etc.: They're digging up the road outside to fix a faulty water main.

(INFORMATION)

to discover secret or forgotten facts by searching very carefully: I've been doing some research on our family history and I've dug up some interesting information. She's one of those reporters who's always trying to dig up dirt on (= unpleasant private details about) celebrities.
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