Associations to the word «Dig»

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DIG, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To move hard-packed earth out of the way, especially downward to make a hole with a shovel. Or to drill, or the like, through rocks, roads, or the like. More generally, to make any similar hole by moving material out of the way.
DIG, verb. (transitive) To get by digging; to take from the ground; often with up.
DIG, verb. (mining) To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.
DIG, verb. (US) (slang) (dated) To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously.
DIG, verb. (figurative) To investigate, to research, often followed by out or up.
DIG, verb. To thrust; to poke.
DIG, noun. An archeological investigation.
DIG, noun. (US) (colloquial) (dated) A plodding and laborious student.
DIG, noun. A thrust; a poke.
DIG, noun. (UK) (dialect) (dated) A tool for digging.
DIG, verb. (slang) To understand or show interest in.
DIG, verb. (slang) To appreciate, or like.
DIG, noun. (galaxy) dwarf irregular galaxy
DIG DEEP, verb. (idiomatic) To make a lot of effort with all one's resources.
DIG IN, verb. (idiomatic)To begin eating.
DIG IN, verb. To make a burst of hard work.
DIG IN, verb. (military) To dig trenches to resist an enemy attack. (This meaning is extended by metaphor to cricket and other situations.)
DIG IN, verb. (idiomatic) To adopt a resolute state of mind (often: to dig in one's feet, heels, etc.)
DIG IN ONE'S HEELS, verb. (idiomatic) To act in a determined manner by firmly maintaining one's beliefs, demands, situation, etc. in the face of opposition.
DIG INTO, verb. To research a particular subject.
DIG INTO, verb. To heartily begin eating.
DIG ONE'S OWN GRAVE, verb. (idiomatic) To behave in a way that is likely to have future negative effects on oneself.
DIG OUT, verb. (sometimes figurative) To find or retrieve something by removing overlying material, or material that hides it
DIG OUT, verb. (intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see dig,‎ out.
DIG OUT, verb. (intransitive) (US) (slang) To decamp; to leave a place hastily.
DIG OUT OF A HOLE, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To save someone or something from trouble.
DIG UP, verb. (transitive) to excavate something
DIG UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to discover something by digging; to unearth
DIG UP DIRT, verb. (idiomatic) (usually with on) To examine in order to find negative information for public opinion, usually with the purpose of embarrassing or discrediting a person.

Dictionary definition

DIG, noun. The site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig".
DIG, noun. An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets".
DIG, noun. A small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover".
DIG, noun. The act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton".
DIG, noun. The act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs".
DIG, verb. Turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration".
DIG, verb. Create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel".
DIG, verb. Work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long".
DIG, verb. Remove, harvest, or recover by digging; "dig salt"; "dig coal".
DIG, verb. Thrust down or into; "dig the oars into the water"; "dig your foot into the floor".
DIG, verb. Remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside".
DIG, verb. Poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs".
DIG, verb. Get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?".

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