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Definition of "dig" []

  • To break up, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example), as with a shovel, spade, or snout, or with claws, paws or hands. (verb-transitive)
  • To make or form by removing earth or other material: dig a trench; dug my way out of the snow. (verb-transitive)
  • To prepare (soil) by loosening or cultivating. (verb-transitive)
  • To obtain or unearth by digging: dig coal out of a seam; dug potatoes from a field. (verb-transitive)
  • To obtain or find by an action similar to digging: dug a dollar out of his pocket; dug the puck out of the corner. (verb-transitive)
  • To cut into, break up, and turn over or remove (earth, soil, etc), esp with a spade (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To form or excavate (a hole, tunnel, passage, etc) by digging, usually with an implement or (of animals) with feet, claws, etc (verb)
  • To make or force (one's way), esp by removing obstructions (verb)
  • To obtain by digging (verb)
  • To find or discover by effort or searching (verb)
  • To thrust or jab (a sharp instrument, weapon, etc); poke (verb)
  • To mix (compost, etc) with soil by digging (verb)
  • To like, understand, or appreciate (verb)
  • To work hard, esp for an examination (verb)
  • To have lodgings (verb)
  • The act of digging (noun)
  • A thrust or poke, esp in the ribs (noun)
  • A cutting or sarcastic remark (noun)
  • An archaeological excavation (noun)

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Use "dig" in a sentence
  • "*shuffle, dig dig* I digs throo teh blankees an finds wun just for yoo."
  • "He must manage not only the logistics of the project, but also the security, as the 'dig' is often under attack by the denizens of the wall."
  • "The dig is that he continues in that failed role behind the lectern when what we need is a true, hands on leader."