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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