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1 the loose surface material in which plants naturally grow
  • dig into the dirt to a depth of about three inches

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2 the solid part of our planet's surface as distinguished from the sea and air
  • at the first sound of gunfire we hit the dirt

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3 foul matter that mars the purity or cleanliness of something
  • there's some dirt on your shoes

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5 solid matter discharged from an animal's alimentary canal
  • tread carefully, as there's cow dirt all over the pasture

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

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“Dirt.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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