dredge up

  1. mention something unpleasant from the past
    Drag up old stories
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How To Use dredge up In A Sentence

  • Now, Hollywood's been known to dredge up old storylines again and again, and occasionally mine repeat gold out of a recycled chestnut.
  • We just liked it ‘cause it sounded more like the name of a sunken ship you'd dredge up after 300 years at the bottom of the sea.
  • I wouldn't want to dredge up the past.
  • Robertson tried to dredge up an image of her in his mind.
  • If I push it, I can dredge up "Rotarian," which is not much help, as well as "antidisestablishmentarianism" -- a word even longer than Singularitarianism, which is also related to the subject of religion. The Speculist: Lexicon for the Singularity - Aware
  • He likes to dredge up unpleasant little facts about the film stars.
  • It's been a few years now since apartheid was dismantled, so why dredge up old tosh?
  • So why, when my family is all together, do we talk about the time my sister and I had a fist fight on the front lawn, or any other moment that will dredge up bad memories?
  • I wouldn't want to dredge up the past.
  • One of my favorite ways to procrastinate is to use the power and breadth of the Internet to dredge up ephemera. Fingertips, part 10+x
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