dig into

phrasal verb

dug into; digging into; digs into
1
: to mix (something) into (soil) by digging
dig the compost into the soil
2
informal : to begin eating (something)
The family was digging into a delicious meal.
They dug into their steaks.
3
somewhat informal : to try to learn or uncover information by studying (something)
The detectives dug into his past and learned that he had once lived in another country.
4
: to push against (a body part) in a sharp and painful way
The bed's springs are digging into my back.
Her fingernails dug into my hand.
5
: to push (something) into (a body part) in a sharp and painful way
She dug her fingernails into my hand.
He dug his elbow into my ribs.

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“Dig into.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dig%20into. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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