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"dredge" in British English

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dredgeverb [T]

uk   us   /dredʒ/
  • dredge verb [T] (REMOVE)

to ​removeunwanted things from the ​bottom of a ​river, ​lake, etc. using a ​boat or ​specialdevice: They have to dredge the ​canalregularly 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.
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dredgeverb [T]

 us   /dredʒ/
to ​pull up a lot of ​sand or other things from the ​bottom of an ​area of ​water: The ​harbor is being dredged.
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(Definition of dredge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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