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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theydig out
he/she/itdigs out
present participledigging out
past tensedug out
past participledug out
  1. 1
    to get something out of a place or out of the ground by digging

    Rescuers are still digging people out of the rubble.

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  2. 2
    to find something that you have not used or seen for a long time

    I’ll dig out my old college notes later.

  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to accelerate rapidly in a vehicle

    You can really dig out in that Corvette!

    Submitted by FED from United States on 02/09/2016
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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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