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1 dig /ˈdɪg/ verb
digs; dug /ˈdʌg/ ; digging
1 dig
/ˈdɪg/
verb
digs; dug /ˈdʌg/ ; digging
Learner's definition of DIG
[no object] : to move soil, sand, snow, etc., in order to create a hole
[+ object] : to form (a hole, tunnel, etc.) by removing soil, sand, snow, etc.
[+ object] : to uncover (something that is underground) by moving earth, soil, sand, etc. see also dig for (below)
[no object] : to look for information about something
slang
[+ object] : to like or admire (someone or something)
: to understand or appreciate (someone or something)
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to pay attention to or look at (someone or something)
◊ Senses 4b and 4c have an old-fashioned quality. They are still used, but they are often intended to suggest the language of the 1950s and '60s. Sense 4a is somewhat more common.
: to reach for something
[no object]
: to put (your hand) into something
[+ object]

dig for

[phrasal verb]
dig for (something)
: to search for (something) by digging often used figuratively

dig in

[phrasal verb]
dig (something) in or dig in (something) : to mix (something) into the soil in the ground by digging
dig in or dig (yourself) in : to dig a trench and take position inside it
often used figuratively
informal : to begin eating
dig in your heels or dig your heels in : to behave in a stubborn way : to refuse to change

dig into

[phrasal verb]
dig (something) into (something) : to mix (something) into (soil) by digging
dig into (something)
informal : to begin eating (something)
somewhat informal : to try to learn or uncover information by studying (something)
dig (something) into (something) or dig into (something) : to push against (a body part) in a sharp and painful way

dig out

[phrasal verb]
dig (something) out or dig out (something)
: to get (something) by searching
: to get (something) out of soil, sand, snow, etc., by digging

dig up

[phrasal verb]
dig up (something) or dig (something) up
: to uncover or find (something) by digging
informal : to discover (information)

dig up (the) dirt

see dirt

dig your own grave

: to behave in a way that will cause you to lose or fail
2 dig /ˈdɪg/ noun
plural digs
2 dig
/ˈdɪg/
noun
plural digs
Learner's definition of DIG
[count] : a push with a body part (such as your elbow) : a poke or thrust
[count] : a criticism or insult that is directed toward a particular person or group often + at
[count] : a place where scientists try to find buried objects by digging
also : the act of digging for buried objects
digs [plural] informal
US : the place where someone lives
British, old-fashioned : a room rented in another person's home
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