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English verb: excavate

1. excavate (perception) recover through digging


SamplesSchliemann excavated Troy.
Excavate gold.


Synonymsunearth


Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)bring out, reveal, uncover, unveil


Narrower (hyponym)dig, dig out, dig up

2. excavate (contact) find by digging in the ground


SamplesI dug up an old box in the garden.


Synonymsdig up, turn up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)obtain


Narrower (hyponym)disinter, exhume, grub out, grub up, nuzzle


Verb grouplocate, turn up

3. excavate (contact) form by hollowing


SamplesCarnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team.
Excavate a cavity.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)core out, hollow, hollow out

4. excavate (contact) remove the inner part or the core of


SamplesThe mining company wants to excavate the hillside.


ExamplesThey excavate the trees


Synonymsdig, hollow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)ditch, drive, trench









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