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  • v. to excavate something
  • v. to discover something by digging; to unearth

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. find by digging in the ground
  • v. remove, harvest, or recover by digging


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  • Find yours, give him a double shot of Venusian cognac, tell him he's being granted immediate liberty — then warn him that he may not enjoy it because these lousy Gands view us as a reason why people dig up the drains.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • Then he started to tell me about Sid Blessing's service record, but I cut him short and had him dig up and read to me a list of phone numbers Suits had given me last August.

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

  • Ayla was nervous as she raced to dig up soaproot, horsetail fern, and red-rooted pigweed, and her stomach was a bundle of knots while she waited anxiously for boiling water from one of the cooking fires to extract the insecticidal element from the fern.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • The first task undertaken by the police in any case of suspected murder is to dig up the rockery and take up the crazy paving in the sunk-garden.

    Death at the Opera

  • Maggie was to provide me with any and every little thing she could on what Carolyn Otto had been up to over the past couple years, and dig up anything else she could on Geoffrey Sanders.

    Street Judge

  • It was between the Mouth of the Mountain and Immortal Heart, far from the other caves in the foothills, where everyone else went to dig up dragon bones.

    The Bonesetter's Daughter

  • "We're going to dig up Don Bias's body, of course," Sharpe said, "and arrange to have it shipped back to Spain."

    Sharpe's Devil

  • Because he doesn't want you turtle-dung thieves to see him dig up his secret safe in the garden, Dianne was thinking.

    Noble House

  • As he entered Wittenberg after the battle of Mahlberg, some bishop asked him to dig up Luther's body and burn it.

    The Life of Froude

  • We have a proof-positive alibi in the testimony of four – ah, hell, we'll dig up more than four before this is through – independent, unbiased witnesses that he didn't do it.

    Tell No One


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