dredge dredge  /d ˈrɛdʒ/


  1. (n) a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
  2. (v) cover before cooking
  3. (v) search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
  4. (v) remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water

Derived Word(s)


  1. For them, all these courtroom machinations just dredge up their heartache and forestall closure.
  2. We had to dredge a place for it to rest, we had to park it, guard it, stroke it, hide it from the public.
  3. The dredge dipped, scrabbled, rose 15 tense minutes later with two gold bars and a scattering of sovereigns.


  1. Permit sought to fix damaged fishpond

    Waikoloa Development Co. is seeking a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit to rebuild the Kuualii fishpond rock wall, dredge sand from the pond and restore the beach at Anaehoomalu Bay in South Kohala. The rock wall and 4-acre pond were damaged by the March 11, 2011, tsunami generated by a magnitude-9.0 earthquake off the eastern coast of Japan.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: West Hawaii Today

  2. Terrebonne Parish to implement freshwater plan

    Terrebonne Parish officials are moving ahead with a project designed to dump freshwater from the Houma Navigation Canal into endangered coastal forests north of the Falgout Canal.The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/17ECLRI) the project will replace aging water-control structures and dredge canals...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  3. Dredge project field work earns green light

    Plans to dredge secondary Intracoastal channels north and south of the Southern Boulevard Bridge that would connect to residents’ docks are moving along after the Town Council approved a resolution Tuesday to conduct field investigations. The first phase of the project would re-establish 40-foot-wide east-west channels and 60-foot-wide north-south legs, each 6-feet deep. The second phase would ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Palm Beach Daily News

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