dig in


dig in

verb

Definition of DIG IN

transitive verb
1
:  to cover or incorporate by burying <dig in compost>
2
:  to establish in a dug defensive position <the platoon was well dug in>
intransitive verb
1
:  to establish a defensive position especially by digging trenches
2
a :  to go resolutely to work
b :  to begin eating
3
:  to hold stubbornly to a position
4
:  to scuff the ground for better footing while batting (as in baseball)
dig in one's heels
:  to take or persist in an uncompromising position or attitude despite opposition

First Known Use of DIG IN

1827

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