dig

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[Dig]

When you dig, you scoop or shovel up dirt, sand, or some other material. Your dog might whine to go outside so she can dig a hole in your dad's garden.

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To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade.

Noun
the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"

Noun
the act of digging; "there''s an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"

Noun
a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"

Noun
an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead''"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

Noun
the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig"

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Verb
get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

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poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

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turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"

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remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite"

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create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel"

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work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"


v. t.
To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade.

v. t.
To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.

v. t.
To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.

v. t.
To thrust; to poke.

v. i.
To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve.

v. i.
To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.

v. i.
To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously.

n.
A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4.

v. t.
A plodding and laborious student.


Dig

Dig , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dug or Digged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Digging. -- Digged is archaic.] [OE. diggen, perh. the same word as diken, dichen (see Dike, Ditch); cf. Dan. dige to dig, dige a ditch; or (?) akin to E. 1st dag. .] 1. To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade.
Be first to dig the ground.
2. To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold. 3. To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well. 4. To thrust; to poke. [Colloq.]
You should have seen children . . . dig and push their mothers under the sides, saying thus to them: Look, mother, how great a lubber doth yet wear pearls.
To dig down, to undermine and cause to fall by digging; as, to dig down a wall. -- To dig from, out of, out, ∨ up, to get out or obtain by digging; as, to dig coal from or out of a mine; to dig out fossils; to dig up a tree. The preposition is often omitted; as, the men are digging coal, digging iron ore, digging potatoes. -- To dig in, to cover by digging; as, to dig in manure.

Dig

Dig, v. i. 1. To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve.
Dig for it more than for hid treasures.
I can not dig; to beg I am ashamed.
2. (Mining) To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore. 3. To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously. [Cant, U.S.]

Dig

Dig, n. 1. A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4. [Colloq.] 2. A plodding and laborious student. [Cant, U.S.]

To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade.

To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve.

A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4.

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Usage Examples

My mother used to take me to flea markets in my stroller, and I would just rummage through the piles. You've got to dig through the overstuffed racks that everyone else just walks by. It's the only way to find the cool stuff.

I always thought it would be really cool to be playing the drums in the show and then have your astral body or whatever travel all through the audience and dig whatever it's like out there.

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.

I am against nature. I don't dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay.

Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams. Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen.

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.

Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

But, it's because we have a harder way to succeed in life as Serbs because of the past that we had and because of the history that we had. We have to dig deeper and we have to do much more in order to be seen and to be spotted.

I get stubborn and dig in when people tell me I can't do something and I think I can. It goes back to my childhood when I had problems in school because I have a learning disability.

Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.

I happen to dig being able to use whatever mystique I have to further the idea of peace.

Religion is absolutely unfathomable. Always and everywhere one can dig more deeply into infinities.

I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life - I figure if you talk about it once - then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further.

I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life - I figure if you talk about it once, then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further. So, I just keep my private life to myself.

I dig science fiction, though it was never really my thing.

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