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English definition of “dig sb/sth out”

dig sb/sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with dig   /dɪɡ/ (present participle digging, past tense and past participle dug) us  
to get someone or something out of somewhere by digging: Firefighters helped to dig out the people trapped in the snowdrift. The doctor used a sharp instrument to dig a piece of glass out of my finger.
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