dig out

verb
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of dig out

transitive verb
1 : find, unearth
2 : to make hollow by digging
intransitive verb
: take off 1a

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

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First Known Use of dig out

14th century

dig out Synonyms

Synonyms
ascertain, descry, detect, determine, find, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find out, get, hit (on or upon), hunt (down or up), learn, locate, nose out, root (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn up
Antonyms
miss, overlook, pass over
Related Words
espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for or out), seek
Near Antonyms
lose, mislay, misplace, misset


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