Dig-out meaning

To find, or retrieve something by removing overlying material, or material that hides it.

The archaeologist dug out a Saxon dagger.

I shall try to dig out my old textbooks.

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(intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see dig,"Ž out.

Houdini not only got out of the ropes: he also dug out of the hole he had been buried in.

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