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Definition of dredge:

  1. A mixture of oats and barley.
  2. Any instrument used to gather or take by dragging; as: ( a) A dragnet for taking up oysters, etc., from their beds. ( b) A dredging machine. ( c) An iron frame, with a fine net attached, used in collecting animals living at the bottom of the sea.
  3. To catch or gather with a dredge; to deepen with a dredging machine.
  4. To sift or sprinkle flour, etc., on, as on roasting meat.
  5. Very fine mineral matter held in suspension in water.


drop behind, hang back, drag in, sweep, sweep up, haul, drop back, hale, trail, drag on, embroil, puff, tangle, draw, scuff, drag, drag out, cart, get behind.

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