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What's The Definition Of Dig?

[n] the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
[n] the act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"
[n] 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"
[n] the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig"
[v] get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
[v] poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
[v] turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"
[v] remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite"
[v] create by digging, of cavities; "dig a hole"
[v] work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Dig: apprehend | barb | compass | comprehend | cut into | delve | digging | drudge | excavation | excavation | fag | get the picture | gibe | grasp | grind | hollow | jab | jab | jibe | labor | labour | moil | poke | prod | savvy | shaft | shot | slam | stab | toil | travail | turn over

Related Terms | Find terms related to Dig: abide | absorb | abysm | abyss | accept | appreciate | apprehend | assault | assimilate | back answer | backset | bang | bash | bat | be affected | be in tune | be inspired | be involved | be moved | be with one | bear | bear upon | bearing | beat the bushes | beating | belt | bide | biff | blow | bone | bonk | boost | bore | bring in | buck | bull | bulldoze | bump | bump against | bunt | burrow | butt | butt against | care about | catch | catch on | catch the flame | catch the infection | caustic remark | change color | chasm | chop | clip | clout | clump | color with emotion | comeback | comprehend | con | conceive | contemplate | countersink | crack | cram | crop | crop herbs | crowd | cultivate | culture | cut | cutting remark | dash | deepen | delve | depress | dig out | dig up | digest | diggings | dike | dint | dive | dredge | dress | drill | drive | drub | drubbing | drudge | drumming | dump | dwell | echo | elbow | elucubrate | empathize with | enter | examine | excavate | excavation | explore | fag | fallow | fathom | fertilize | fleer | flout | follow | foolery | forage | force | frisk | furrow | fusillade | gather | gather in | get | get hold of | get the drift | get the idea | get the picture | gibe | gibing retort | glean | go | go over | go through | goad | gouge | gouge out | grabble | grasp | grind | groove | grub | gulf | hammer | hammer away | hang out | harrow | harvest | have | have it taped | hay | head | hit | hoe | hunt | hurtle | hustle | identify with | jab | jam | jape | jeer | jest | jog | joggle | jolt | jostle | ken | knock | know | learn | leg-pull | lick | like | list | live | look around | look round | look through | lower | lucubrate | master | mind | mine | mock | moil | mow | mulch | nose around | nudge | nut | Parthian shot | parting shot | peg | peg away | pelt | penetrate | peruse | pick | pierce | pile drive | pit | plod | plow | pluck | plug | plug along | plug away | plunge | plunge into | plunk | poke | poke around | pore over | pound | pound away | practice | press | pressure | probe | prod | prune | pry | punch | push | put-down | put-on | quarry | quip | rake | ram | ram down | rap | rattle | react | read | realize | reap | reap and carry | regard studiously | relate to emotionally | relish | research | respond | restudy | review | root | root out | rude reproach | run | run against | sap | savvy | scoff | scoop | scoop out | scrabble | scrape | scratch | scurrility | search | search through | see | seize | seize the meaning | sense | shaft | shake | share | short answer | shoulder | shove | shovel | sink | slam | slap | slog | slug | smack | smash | smell around | sock | spade | stab | stick | stress | stroke | study | swat | swing | swipe | swot | sympathize with | take | take in | tamp | tattoo | taunt | thin | thin out | thrust | thump | thwack | till | till the soil | toil | travail | trench | trough | tunnel | twit | understand | verbal thrust | vet | wade through | weed | weed out | well | whack | whop | work | work away | workings | yerk

See Also | burrow | catch on | comment | core out | cotton on | creating by removal | dibble | dig in | dig out | dig up | digest | ditch | do work | drive | excavate | figure | furrow | get it | get onto | groove | hollow out | horn in | intrude into | intuit | land site | latch on | lift | meddle with | pitch in | poke into | remark | remove | root | rootle | rout | rut | shovel | site | spade | take | take away | thrust | touch | touching | trench | trowel | tumble | tunnel | turn up | twig | understand | withdraw | work

Dig In Webster's Dictionary

\Dig\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dug}or {Digged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Digging}. -- Digged is archaic.] [OE. diggen, perh. the same word as diken, dichen (see {Dike}, {Ditch}); cf. Dan. dige to dig, dige a ditch; or (?) akin to E. 1st dag. ???.] 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. 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. [Colloq.] You should have seen children . . . dig and push their mothers under the sides, saying thus to them: Look, mother, how great a lubber doth yet wear pearls. --Robynson (More's Utopia). {To dig down}, to undermine and cause to fall by digging; as, to dig down a wall. {To dig from}, {out of}, {out}, or {up}, 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}, to cover by digging; as, to dig in manure.
\Dig\, 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 like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously. [Cant, U.S.]
\Dig\, n. 1. A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See {Dig}, v. t., 4. [Colloq.] 2. A plodding and laborious student. [Cant, U.S.]
\Dig\, v. i. 1. To work hard or drudge; specif. (U. S.): To study ploddingly and laboriously. [Colloq.] Peter dug at his books all the harder. --Paul L. Ford. 2. (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. [Slang, U. S.]
\Dig\, n. 1. A tool for digging. [Dial. Eng.] 2. An act of digging. 3. An amount to be dug. 4. (Mining) = {Gouge}.

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