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dig

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verb \ˈdig\

Simple Definition of dig

  • : to move soil, sand, snow, etc., in order to create a hole

  • : to form (a hole, tunnel, etc.) by removing soil, sand, snow, etc.

  • : to uncover (something that is underground) by moving earth, soil, sand, etc.

Full Definition of dig

dug play \ˈdəg\ dig·ging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to break up, turn, or loosen (as earth) with an implement b :  to prepare the soil of <dig a garden>

  3. 2 a :  to bring to the surface by digging :  unearth <dig potatoes> b :  to bring to light or out of hiding <dig up facts>

  4. 3 :  to hollow out or form by removing earth :  excavate <dig a hole>

  5. 4 :  to drive down so as to penetrate :  thrust

  6. 5 :  poke, prod

  7. 6 slang

  8. a :  to pay attention to :  notice <dig that fancy hat>

  9. b :  understand <couldn't dig the medical jargon> c :  like, admire <high school students dig short poetry — David Burmester>

  10. intransitive verb
  11. 1 :  to turn up, loosen, or remove earth

  12. 2 :  to work hard or laboriously

  13. 3 :  to advance by or as if by removing or pushing aside material

Examples of dig

  1. Some animal has been digging in the garden.

  2. They dug into the sand with their hands.

  3. He dug down about 10 feet before he hit water.

  4. Dig a hole three feet deep.

  5. The first step in building a house is to dig the foundation.

  6. The prisoners escaped by digging a tunnel under the fence.

  7. digging clams on the beach

  8. These detectives won't stop digging until they find out what happened.



Origin of dig

Middle English diggen


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with dig


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dig

noun

Simple Definition of dig

  • : a push with a body part (such as your elbow) : a poke or thrust

  • : a criticism or insult that is directed toward a particular person or group

  • : a place where scientists try to find buried objects by digging; also : the act of digging for buried objects

Full Definition of dig

  1. 1 a :  thrust, poke b :  a cutting remark

  2. 2 plural a :  accommodations for living or working b chiefly British :  lodging 2b

  3. 3 :  an archaeological excavation site; also :  the excavation itself

Examples of dig

  1. She gave me a dig in the ribs to get my attention.

  2. She participated in a dig last summer.



1797

First Known Use of dig

1797


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dig

abbreviation

Definition of dig

  1. digest






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