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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

Dredge, Drudge

It was backbreaking work to dredge the river, but we were able to drudge through it.

To dredge is to dig something up, often by using a dredge—a machine used to dig or scoop. As a verb, drudge means "to work at a monotonous task." As a noun, drudge refers to someone whose work is dull.

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