dredge

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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From Scots dreg-boat (from Old English *drecg(e)) or alternatively from Middle Dutch dregghe, probably ultimately from the same root as drag.

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Noun[edit]

dredge (plural dredges)

  1. Any instrument used to gather or take by dragging; as:
    1. A dragnet for taking up oysters, etc., from their beds.
    2. A dredging machine.
    3. An iron frame, with a fine net attached, used in collecting animals living at the bottom of the sea.
  2. Very fine mineral matter held in suspension in water.
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Verb[edit]

dredge (third-person singular simple present dredges, present participle dredging, simple past and past participle dredged)

  1. to make a channel deeper or wider using a dredge
  2. to bring something to the surface with a dredge
  3. (Usually with up) to unearth, such as an unsavoury past
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Etymology 2[edit]

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dredge (third-person singular simple present dredges, present participle dredging, simple past and past participle dredged)

  1. to coat moistened food with a powder, such as flour or sugar
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Etymology 3[edit]

Old English dragge, French dragée (dredge, also, sugar plum).

Noun[edit]

dredge

  1. A mixture of oats and barley.
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