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 dig dig

noun

  • the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow  ( dig, jab )
    the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
     she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs
    she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs
  • the act of digging  ( dig, digging, excavation )
    the act of digging
     there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton
    there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton
  • a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)  ( dig )
    a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)
     the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover
    the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover
  • an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect  ( dig, gibe, shot, slam, barb, jibe, shaft )
    an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
     his parting shot was drop dead'
    his parting shot was drop dead'
     she threw shafts of sarcasm
    she threw shafts of sarcasm
     she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
    she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
  • the site of an archeological exploration  ( archeological site, dig, excavation )
    the site of an archeological exploration
     they set up camp next to the dig
    they set up camp next to the dig
  • verb

  • () turn up, loosen, or remove earth  ( cut into, delve, turn over, dig )
    turn up, loosen, or remove earth
     Dig we must
    Dig we must
     turn over the soil for aeration
    turn over the soil for aeration
  • () create by digging  ( dig out, dig )
    create by digging
     dig a hole
    dig a hole
     dig out a channel
    dig out a channel
  • get the meaning of something  ( compass, dig, grok, get the picture, savvy, apprehend, grasp, comprehend )
    get the meaning of something
     Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
    Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
  • poke or thrust abruptly  ( dig, prod, stab, jab, poke )
    poke or thrust abruptly
     he jabbed his finger into her ribs
    he jabbed his finger into her ribs
  • remove the inner part or the core of  ( dig, excavate, hollow )
    remove the inner part or the core of
     the mining company wants to excavate the hillside
    the mining company wants to excavate the hillside
  • thrust down or into  ( dig )
    thrust down or into
     dig the oars into the water
    dig the oars into the water
     dig your foot into the floor
    dig your foot into the floor
  • remove, harvest, or recover by digging  ( dig, dig out, dig up )
    remove, harvest, or recover by digging
     dig salt
    dig salt
     dig coal
    dig coal
  • work hard  ( dig, drudge, fag, labour, moil, travail, grind, labor, toil )
    work hard
     She was digging away at her math homework
    She was digging away at her math homework
     Lexicographers drudge all day long
    Lexicographers drudge all day long