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dredge

verb [T] uk   /dredʒ/ us  

dredge verb [T] (REMOVE)

to remove unwanted things from the bottom of a river, lake, etc. using a boat or special device: They have to dredge the canal regularly to keep it open. to search an area of water by dredging: The police are dredging the lake for his body. They dredged up (= brought to the surface) all sorts of rubbish from the bottom of the river.

dredge verb [T] (FOOD)

to drop flour, sugar, etc. over food: Lightly dredge the cake with icing sugar.
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