dig into

Definition of dig into

  1. 1 :  to mix (something) into (soil) by digging dig the compost into the soil

  2. 2 informal :  to begin eating (something) The family was digging into a delicious meal. They dug into their steaks.

  3. 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. 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. 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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to break up, turn, or loosen (as earth) with an implement

    :  to prepare the soil of

    :  to bring to the surface by digging :  unearth

  1. :  thrust, poke

    :  a cutting remark

    :  accommodations (see accommodation 1a) for living or working

  1. : digest

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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