1. phrasal verb
If you dig
someone or something out of
a place, you get
them out by digging or by forcing
them from the things surrounding
...digging minerals out of the Earth.
Rescue crews have been digging people out of collapsed buildings.
She dug out a photograph from under a pile of papers.
2. phrasal verb dig
Recently, I dug out Barstow's novel and read it again.
We'll try and dig the number out for you if you want it.
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