dig

dig
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[[t]dɪg[/t]]
v. dug, dig•ging,
1) to break up, turn over, or remove earth, sand, etc., as with a shovel, spade, bulldozer, or claw; make an excavation
2) to make one's way or work by or as if by removing or turning over material:
to dig through the files[/ex]
3) to break up, turn over, or loosen (earth, sand, etc.), as with a shovel (often fol. by up)
4) civ to form or excavate (a hole, tunnel, etc.) by removing material
5) to unearth, obtain, or remove by digging (often fol. by up or out)
6) to find or discover by effort or search
7) to poke, thrust, or force:
He dug his heels into the ground[/ex]
8) phv dig in
a) to maintain one's opinion or position
b) Informal. to start eating
9) phv dig out
a) to hollow out by digging
b) to find by searching
10) phv dig up
to discover as in the course of digging
11) a thrust; poke:
a dig in the ribs[/ex]
12) a cutting, sarcastic remark
13) ara an archaeological site undergoing excavation
14) cvb inf digs, Informal. living quarters; lodgings
Etymology: 1275–1325; ME diggen, perh. repr. an OE der. of dīc ditch II
dig
[[t]dɪg[/t]] v. dug, dig•ging. Slang.
1) sts to understand:
Can you dig what I'm saying?[/ex]
2) sts to take notice of:
Dig those shoes he's wearing[/ex]
3) sts to like or enjoy
4) cvs to understand
Etymology: 1935–40

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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