dig out

verb
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of dig out

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

Examples of dig out in a Sentence

  1. she dug her old art supplies out of the basement

  2. without saying where she was going, the young woman dug out early the next morning

Recent Examples of dig out from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dig out.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of dig out

14th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dig out? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to grant as a privilege or special favor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Obscure Shapes

  • a-pile-of-three-dimensional-shapes-in-green
  • Something that is ooid is shaped like:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!