Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dig_up

2 senses of dig up

Sense 1
excavate, dig up, turn up -- (find by digging in the ground; "I dug up an old box in the garden")
       => obtain -- (come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?")

Sense 2
dig, dig up, dig out -- (remove, harvest, or recover by digging; "dig salt"; "dig coal")
       => excavate, unearth -- (recover through digging; "Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold")

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