dig out

verb

Definition of dig out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  find, unearth

  3. 2 :  to make hollow by digging

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  take off 2a

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>

14th Century

First Known Use of dig out

14th century


Learn More about dig out


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).

WORD OF THE DAY

to trick or confuse (someone)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ