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Definition 1: create by digging - [verb of contact]

Samples where dig out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dig a hole
  • dig out a channel

Synonyms for dig out in the sense of this definition

(dig out is a kind of ...) remove the interior of

"hollow out a tree trunk"

(... is a kind of dig out ) take (root crops) out of the ground

"lift potatoes"

(... is a kind of dig out ) dig a trench or trenches

"The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench"

(... is a kind of dig out ) make a hole with a wooden hand tool

"dibble the ground"

(dig out implies ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 2: dig out from underneath earth or snow - [verb of contact]

(dig out is a kind of ...) free or remove obstruction from

"free a path across the cluttered floor"

Definition 3: remove, harvest, or recover by digging - [verb of perception]

Samples where dig out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dig salt
  • dig coal

Synonyms for dig out in the sense of this definition

(dig out is a kind of ...) recover through digging

"Schliemann excavated Troy" "excavate gold"

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