dig in


Definition of dig in

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover or incorporate by burying dig in compost

  3. 2 :  to establish in a dug defensive position the platoon was well dug in

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to establish a defensive position especially by digging trenches

  6. 2a :  to go resolutely to workb :  to begin eating

  7. 3 :  to hold stubbornly to a position

  8. 4 :  to scuff the ground for better footing while batting (as in baseball)

dig in one's heels

  1. :  to take or persist in an uncompromising position or attitude despite opposition


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