dig out

dig out  {v.}
1. To find by searching; bring out (something) that was put away.
Jack dug his sled out of the cellar.
The newspaper printed an old story dug out of their records.
Compare: DIG UP.
2.  {informal}
To escape. — Usually used with "of". Often used in the phrase "dig oneself out of a hole."
The pitcher dug himself out of a hole by striking the batter out.
Categories: informal verb

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