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"
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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.
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:
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(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.
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.
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Following this with tinned sweet potatoes, he may dig out of his tins a whole roast fowl, half a roast fowl and sausage, galantine of game, camp pie, lunch tongue, ox tongues, spiced beef, Oxford sausages, smoked sausage, or chicken, ham and tongue sausage.
The British daily reported Tuesday that the M1 Group, a holdings company founded in the 1960s by Mikati and his brother Taha, "Wants to dig out a two-level subterranean extension for a 50 ft [about 15 m] pool, cinema, wine cellar, and staff quarters below two properties in Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea."
Mr Ahern told the inquiry that pounds 16,500 of this was cash from pals in a "dig out" while the second part was around STG pounds 8,000 from the Manchester dinner.