dig out

dig out
1. create by digging

dig a hole


dig out a channel

Syn: ↑dig
Derivationally related forms: ↑dig (for: ↑dig), ↑digger (for: ↑dig)
Hypernyms: ↑hollow, ↑hollow out, ↑core out
Hyponyms: ↑lift, ↑trench, ↑dibble
Entailment: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something

2. remove, harvest, or recover by digging

dig salt


dig coal

Syn: ↑dig, ↑dig up
Hypernyms: ↑excavate, ↑unearth
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something

3. dig out from underneath earth or snow
Hypernyms: ↑free, ↑disengage
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s


Somebody ——s somebody

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dig out [phrasal verb]
dig (something) out or dig out (something)
1 : to get (something) by searching

I dug some old books out of the attic.

She dug out some change from her purse.

2 : to get (something) out of soil, sand, snow, etc., by digging

We had to dig the car out of the snow after the storm.

We spent the afternoon digging out [=shoveling snow] after the blizzard.

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