dig out


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Verb1.dig out - remove, harvest, or recover by digging; "dig salt"; "dig coal"
excavate, unearth - recover through digging; "Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold"
2.dig out - dig out from underneath earth or snow
disengage, free - free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor"
3.dig out - create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel"
core out, hollow out, hollow - remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk"
lift - take (root crops) out of the ground; "lift potatoes"
trench - dig a trench or trenches; "The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench"
dibble - make a hole with a wooden hand tool; "dibble the ground"

dig

verb
1. To break, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example) with or as if with a tool:
2. To make by digging:
3. To go into or through for the purpose of making discoveries or acquiring information:
4. To find by investigation.Out or up:
5. To cause to penetrate with force:
6. To thrust against or into:
7. Slang. To perceive and recognize the meaning of:
Informal: savvy.
Chiefly British: twig.
Scots: ken.
8. Slang. To receive pleasure from:
Informal: go for.
noun
1. An act of thrusting into or against, as to attract attention:
2. A flippant or sarcastic remark:
Slang: wisecrack.
3. Chiefly British. A building or shelter where one lives.Used in plural:
Translations
يَجِدُ بالبَحْثيَسْتَخْرِج بالحَفْر
najítvyhrabatvykopatvytáhnout
grave fremgrave ud
elõás
finnagrafa upp, moka út
araştırarak bulmakkazıp çıkarmak

w>dig out

vt sep (lit, fig)ausgraben (of aus)

dig

(dig) present participle ˈdigging: past tense, past participle dug (dag) verb
1. to turn up (earth) with a spade etc. to dig the garden.
2. to make (a hole) in this way. The child dug a tunnel in the sand.
3. to poke. He dug his brother in the ribs with his elbow.
noun
a poke. a dig in the ribs; I knew that his remarks about women drivers were a dig at me (= a joke directed at me).
ˈdigger noun
a machine for digging.
dig out
1. to get out by digging. We had to dig the car out of the mud.
2. to find by searching. I'll see if I can dig out that photo.
dig up
We dug up that old tree; They dug up a skeleton; They're digging up the road yet again.
References in classic literature ?
They always dig out with a case-knife -- and not through dirt, mind you; generly it's through solid rock.
The child had no playmates, so he did not know that boys often dig out the inside of a "pumpkin-jack," and in the space thus made put a lighted candle to render the face more startling; but he conceived an idea of his own that promised to be quite as effective.
Brace said he couldn't read it very good, but he could manage to dig out the meaning most of the time.