dig out

dug out; digging out; digs out

Definition of dig out

transitive verb

1 : find, unearth
2 : to make hollow by digging

Examples of dig out in a Sentence

she dug her old art supplies out of the basement without saying where she was going, the young woman dug out early the next morning
Recent Examples on the Web Best to dig out your old peonies and replace with tree peonies. Sunset Magazine, 13 July 2022 After three straight losses to the Phillies this weekend during which the Dodgers couldn’t dig out of an early hole, the 24-year-old former top prospect helped the team finally flip the script. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2022 In the second inning, Weaver and RHP Marcos Tineo each threw a wild pitch and C Carson Kelly was charged with an error on a short-hop throw to second base that 2B Josh VanMeter could not dig out of the dirt. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 25 Mar. 2022 Boston firemen worked in unison to dig out fellow firemen trapped beneath the rubble of the back corner of the hotel. BostonGlobe.com, 16 June 2022 The aloe vera and citric acid in this stuff dig out dirt, oil, and product buildup. Editors Of Men's Health, Men's Health, 24 May 2022 The Sox tried to dig out the 2-0 hole, loading the bases with one out in bottom of the first. Sheets struck out and Yankees catcher Jose Trevino threw to third to try to get Tim Anderson. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 14 May 2022 Credit use had mostly increased since then, fell during the pandemic—with rescue money helping people partly dig out of a hole—and then started to increase in the first quarter of 2021 when things seemed to be getting better. Erik Sherman, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 Oregon baseball dropped its second straight game to open the season as a seven-run third inning by San Diego was too steep a hole for the Ducks to dig out of. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 19 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dig out

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Dig out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dig%20out. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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