Pronunciation: dĭg
v. t.1.To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade.
[imp. & p. p. Dug (dŭg) or Digged (dĭgd); p. pr. & vb. n. Digging. - Digged is archaic.]
Be first to dig the ground.
- Dryden.
2.To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.
3.To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.
4.To thrust; to poke.
5.To like; enjoy; admire.
To dig down
to undermine and cause to fall by digging; as, to dig down a wall.
To dig from
to get out or obtain by digging; as, to dig coal from or out of a mine; to dig out fossils; to dig up a tree. The preposition is often omitted; as, the men are digging coal, digging iron ore, digging potatoes.
To dig in
a - to cover by digging; as, to dig in manure.
b - To entrench oneself so as to give stronger resistance; - used of warfare or negotiating situations.
to dig in one's heels
To offer stubborn resistance.
v. i.1.To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve.
Dig for it more than for hid treasures.
- Job iii. 21.
I can not dig; to beg I am ashamed.
- Luke xvi. 3.
2.(Mining) To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.
3.To work hard or drudge;
Peter dug at his books all the harder.
- Paul L. Ford.
4.(Mach.) Of a tool: To cut deeply into the work because ill set, held at a wrong angle, or the like, as when a lathe tool is set too low and so sprung into the work.
To dig out
to depart; to leave, esp. hastily; decamp.
v. t.1.To understand; as, do you dig me?.
2.To notice; to look at; as, dig that crazy hat!.
3.To appreciate and enjoy; as, he digs classical music as well as rock.
n.1.A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4.
2.A plodding and laborious student.
3.A tool for digging.
4.An act of digging.
5.An amount to be dug.
6.(Mining) same as Gouge.
7.a critical and sometimes sarcastic or insulting remark, but often good-humored; as, celebrities at a roast must suffer through countless digs.
8.An archeological excavation site.
Noun1.Digdig - the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig"
2.dig - 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"
Synonyms: barb, gibe, jibe, shaft, slam, shot
3.dig - a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"
4.dig - the act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"
Synonyms: digging, excavation
5.dig - the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
Synonyms: jab
Verb1.dig - turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"
2.dig - create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel"
Synonyms: dig out
3.dig - work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
4.dig - remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite"
Synonyms: hollow, excavate
5.dig - poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
Synonyms: jab, poke, prod, stab
6.dig - get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
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