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English definition of “dredge”

dredge

verb [T] (REMOVE)    /dredʒ/
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 .Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of thingsRemoving and extracting 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 .Searching
(Definition of dredge verb (REMOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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