dig out of (something)

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dig out of (something)

To create an exit by channeling, tunneling, etc. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dig" and "out." The groundhog dug out of its burrow and advanced on my herb garden.
See also: dig, of, out

dig someone or something out of something

 and dig someone or something out
to excavate in order to get someone or something out of something; to dig about in order to get someone or something out of something. She dug out the roots of the tree. The dog dug itself out of the rubble of the fallen building.
See also: dig, of, out
References in classic literature ?
Or do you want us to dig it out of you by the roots?