dig out

[dig out] {v.} 1. To find by searching; bring out (something) 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.