dig out

verb
dug out; digging out; digs out

Definition of dig out

transitive verb

2 : to make hollow by digging

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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 The personal anniversary seemed like a good moment to dig out some of those stories, people and places that made an impact over the past quarter-century. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State's sports legends: Behind the scenes with epic Spartans," 1 June 2020 Viacom was struggling to dig out from years of mismanagement and under-investment in its core assets, cable channels MTV, Nickelodeon, BET and Comedy Central, and the Paramount Pictures movie studio. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, "Shareholder lawsuit blasts Shari Redstone’s ‘persistent influence’ in Viacom-CBS merger," 24 Apr. 2020 In 2015, as Boston continued to dig out from more than 3 feet of snow in the past week, the New England Patriots were finally honored with a parade celebrating their fourth Super Bowl win. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 3 Feb. 2020 The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 12:00 p.m. Stocks are slightly higher on Wall Street Monday as investors try to dig out from a three-week slide. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street," 7 Oct. 2019 Crews will dig out and rebuild the cracked area, similarly to last year’s repair. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, "The crack is back on major Huntsville-area highway amid heavy rain," 12 Feb. 2020 And in Warwick, Rhode Island, where residents were digging out from 4 inches of fresh snow, Doreen Goy worked a snowblower with a singular focus. Washington Post, "Lingering snowstorm wreaks havoc on Boston commute," 4 Dec. 2019 There’s the flower bed out front that White Fang dug out as some sort of potential birthing room. Chris Erskinecolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Postcards From L.A.: That’s not a flower vase. That’s my margarita glass," 23 May 2019 The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works project includes digging out and then replacing a culvert located just north of Wyleswood. cleveland, "Lindbergh Boulevard in Berea to close on Monday for 90 days: Community Voices," 22 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of dig out

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

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The first known use of dig out was in the 14th century

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12 Jun 2020

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“Dig out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dig%20out. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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