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dig sth up

phrasal verb with dig uk /dɪɡ/ us /dɪɡ/ verb present participle digging, past tense and past participle dug

(MOVE SOIL)

to take something out of the ground by digging:

It's time we dug up those potatoes.

to break the ground or to make a hole in it with a tool, machine, etc.:

They're digging up the road outside to fix a faulty water main.

(Definition of “dig sth up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)