dredge up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theydredge up
he/she/itdredges up
present participledredging up
past tensedredged up
past participledredged up
  1. 1
    to tell people about something that someone did in the past that they would prefer to keep secret

    Details of his previous affairs were dredged up by the media.

  2. 2
    to manage to remember something that you learned or knew long ago
See also main entry: dredge