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.
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.
- to dredge up someone's 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
- (cooking, countable) A large shaker for sprinkling spices or seasonings during food preparation.
- (uncountable) A mixture of oats and barley.
- Synonym: bullimong
- 1991, Edward Miller, Joan Thirsk, The Agrarian History of England and Wales: Volume 3, 1348-1500
- It is true that on the boulder clay of south Cambridgeshire they grew dredge, a mixture of oats and barley
- (cooking, transitive) To sprinkle (food) with spices or seasonings, using a dredge.
- Dredge the meat with the flour mixture you prepared earlier.
to coat moistened food with powder
- ^ 1881, Rossiter W. Raymond, A Glossary of Mining and Metallurgical Terms