Meaning of “dredge up something” in the English Dictionary

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"dredge up something" in American English

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dredge up something

phrasal verb with dredge us /dredʒ/ verb [ T ]

to mention something bad that happened in the past, so that people become aware of it again:

Survivors of the disaster are still dredging up new fragments of their ordeal.

(Definition of “dredge up something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)