dig\ out

v
1. To find by searching; bring out (smth) 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.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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