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Godan verb with su ending, Transitive verb
1. to dig up; to turn up; to tear up
  • はる
  • になる
  • はたけ
  • ほりかえして
  • 種をまきます
  • When spring comes, they dig up the fields and plant seeds.
Godan verb with su ending, Transitive verb
2. to rake up (e.g. old scandal); to dig over
  • いくどとなく
  • おの
  • 埋めて
  • きまって
  • また
  • ほりかえす
  • えいえん永遠の
  • へいわ平和
  • やってくる
  • けはい気配
  • ない
  • After countless burials of the hatchet, we always dig it up again. There doesn't seem to be any sign of an ever-lasting peace.
Other forms
掘返す 【ほりかえす】堀り返す 【ほりかえす】
Notes
堀り返す: Irregular kanji usage.

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