- (transitive) To make a hole in (something); to hollow.
- (transitive) To remove part of (something) by scooping or digging it out.
- (transitive) To uncover (something) by removing its covering.
avulse, bore, bring to light, bring up, burrow, clear, countersink, cut out, deepen, delve, depress, deracinate, dig, dig out, dig up, dike, disclose, disentangle, disinter, dive, draw, draw out, dredge, dredge up, drill, drive, eradicate, evolve, evulse, excise, exhume, expose, exsect, extract, extricate, ferret out, fish up, furrow, get out, gouge, gouge out, groove, grub, grub up, hollow out, lay bare, lower, mine, pick out, pluck out, pluck up, pull, pull out, pull up, quarry, rake out, remove, reveal, rip out, root out, root up, sap, scoop, scoop out, scrabble, scrape, scratch, shovel, sink, spade, take out, tear out, trench, trough, tunnel, turn up, uncover, unearth, unravel, uproot, weed out, withdraw, worm out, wrest out
- The translations below need to be checked.
- “Excavate” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001
- second-person plural present active imperative of excavō