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Verb: dig (dug,digging)  dig
  1. Turn up, loosen, or remove earth
    "Dig we must";
    - delve [archaic], cut into, turn over
  2. Create by digging
    "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel";
    - dig out
  3. [US, informal] Work hard
    "She was digging away at her maths homework";
    - labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], toil, fag [informal], travail [literary], grind [informal], drudge, moil [N. Amer]
  4. Remove, harvest, or recover by digging
    "dig salt"; "dig coal"; "dig up salt";
    - dig up, dig out
  5. Thrust down or into
    "dig the oars into the water"; "dig your foot into the floor"
  6. Remove the inner part or the core of
    "the mining company wants to dig the hillside";
    - excavate, hollow
  7. Push suddenly or strongly with a finger or something pointed
    "he dug his finger into her ribs";
    - jab, prod, stab, poke
  8. [informal] Get the meaning of something
    "Do you dig the meaning of this letter?";
    - grok [N. Amer, informal], get the picture, comprehend, savvy, grasp, compass, apprehend
Noun: dig  dig
  1. (archeology) the site of an archeological exploration
    "they set up camp next to the dig";
    - excavation, archeological site
  2. [informal] An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets";
    - shot, shaft, slam, barb, jibe, gibe
  3. 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. The act of digging
    "there's an interesting dig going on near Princeton";
    - excavation, digging
  5. The act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
    "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs";
    - jab

Derived forms: digs, dug, digging

See also: cut

Type of: comment, core out, creating by removal, dent, dig up, ding, do work, excavate, gouge, hollow, hollow out, input, land site, nick, remark, remove, site, take, take away, thrust, touch, touching, understand, unearth, withdraw, work

Encyclopedia: Dig, Lazarus, Dig