- Rhymes: -ɛdʒ
dredge (plural dredges)
- Any instrument used to gather or take by dragging; as:
- A dragnet for taking up oysters, etc., from their beds.
- A dredging machine.
- An iron frame, with a fine net attached, used in collecting animals living at the bottom of the sea.
- Very fine mineral matter held in suspension in water.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Raymond to this entry?)
- A container for spices or seasonings with a perforated top to allow the contents to be shaken out, usually onto food in preparation. A dredge is larger than a shaker and is typically used in commercial kitchens and restaurants rather than at the table.
dragnet — see dragnet
- to make a channel deeper or wider using a dredge
- to bring something to the surface with a dredge
- (Usually with up) to unearth
- dredge up an unsavoury past
2017 May 13, Barney Ronay, “Antonio Conte’s brilliance has turned Chelsea’s pop-up team into champions”, in the Guardian:
- Friday night’s crowning victory at The Hawthorns was the 25th in 30 league matches since Antonio Conte’s decisive re-gearing of his team in September, the tactical switches that have coaxed such a thrilling run from this team of bolt-ons and upcycled squad players, most notably Victor Moses, who was dredged out of the laundry bin in the autumn to become a key part of the title surge.
to make a channel deeper
to bring something to the surface with a dredge
- Rhymes: -ɛdʒ
- to coat moistened food with a powder, such as flour or sugar
to coat moistened food with powder