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dig

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1 a quick thrust
  • gave him a dig in the ribs with my elbow

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2 an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
  • got in a couple of digs about lawyers at my friend's expense

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3 digs plural a room or set of rooms in a private house or a block used as a separate dwelling place
  • check out my new digs on the north side of town

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dig

verb

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1 to hollow out or form (something) by removing earth
  • a backhoe dug a hole in the backyard to make a swimming pool

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4 to urge or push forward with or as if with a pointed object
  • every time I slowed down, he'd dig me in the ribs

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The first known use of dig was in the 13th century

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“Dig.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dig. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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