Definition of “dig sb/sth out” - English Dictionary

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“dig sb/sth out” in British English

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dig sb/sth out

phrasal verb with dig uk /dɪɡ/ us /dɪɡ/ verb present participle digging, past tense and past participle dug

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.

(Definition of “dig sb/sth out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)