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English definition of “dig sth up”

dig sth up

(INFORMATION) phrasal verb with dig     /dɪɡ/ verb (present participle digging, past tense and past participle dug)
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 journalists who's always trying to dig up dirt on (= unpleasant private details about) celebrities.Finding and discovering
(Definition of dig sth up (INFORMATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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