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- v. To find, or retrieve something by removing overlying material, or material that hides it
- v. Used other than as an idiom: see dig, out.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. dig out from underneath earth or snow
- v. create by digging
- v. remove, harvest, or recover by digging
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Men go down into the ground and dig out the coal, and steam-cars take it to the large cities, and sell it to people to burn, to make them warm and happy when it is cold out of doors.
[Illustration: CAMPING IN A SEPULCHRE.] “Let us dig out of here quicker than we can say Jack Robinson,” said Scott; and we began to “dig out” at once.
I eagerly dig out my digital still camera for the first time and take a series of pictures: a close-up of my arm disappearing into the rock; a detail of my anchor system that suspends me in my harness; and two self-portraits—one looking downcanyon, and one from above my left shoulder that shows me with the chockstone.
Instead, whenever Ruth came home, LuLing made it a point to take out a spade, get on her hands and knees, and painfully dig out the yellow spots and reseed them, two square inches at a time.
It took me three attempts to find a section of the snowpack that was wind-compacted and sufficiently deep to dig out a shelter at 12,000 feet.
Resignedly the larger yellow beast followed the cub, turning over the loose sand with large blunt claws of a forepaw to dig out a squirming red creature which the baby pounced upon to swallow greedily.
We haven't found Suslev's body — it'll take weeks to sift and dig out that wreckage.
When the storm ends, they dig out the low doorway, and creep again into the starlight; and Agoonack slips into her warm clothes, and runs out for Jack Frost to kiss her cheeks, and leave roses wherever his lips touch.
Inman could not imagine whose they would be, but the children will stand entranced and watch as the two old people cut into the soft poplar with knives and dig out a dipperful of new wood, and then, suddenly, the children will see the flint blade as if it had been conjured up.