dig up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theydig up
he/she/itdigs up
present participledigging up
past tensedug up
past participledug up
  1. 1
    to remove something from under the ground by digging

    We will have to dig that tree up.

    They dug up a body in his garden.

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  2. 2
    to dig holes in an area of land

    They’ve been digging up the road outside our house.

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See also main entry: dig