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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)

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.

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."