dig out of

dig out of (something)

To channel or tunnel out of something. 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
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Following this with tinned sweet potatoes, he may dig out of his tins a whole roast fowl, half a roast fowl and sausage, galantine of game, camp pie, lunch tongue, ox tongues, spiced beef, Oxford sausages, smoked sausage, or chicken, ham and tongue sausage.