Dig - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect (syn: barb, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot, slam)
- a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)
- the act of digging (syn: digging, excavation)
- the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow (syn: jab)
- create by digging (syn: dig out)
- work hard (syn: drudge, fag, grind, labor, labour, moil, toil, travail)
- remove, harvest, or recover by digging (syn: dig out, dig up)
- thrust down or into
- remove the inner part or the core of (syn: excavate, hollow)
- poke or thrust abruptly (syn: jab, poke, prod, stab)
- get the meaning of something (syn: apprehend, compass, comprehend, grasp, savvy)
Some animal has been digging in the garden.
They dug into the sand with their hands.
He dug down about 10 feet before he hit water.
Dig a hole three feet deep.
The first step in building a house is to dig the foundation.
The prisoners escaped by digging a tunnel under the fence.
These detectives won't stop digging until they find out what happened.
She gave me a dig in the ribs to get my attention.
She participated in a dig last summer.
The hole was freshly dug.
During the war people dug up their flower gardens to grow vegetables.
The rescuers tried to dig out the buried miners.
I didn't even try to dig out the car.
He dug a couple of notes out of his pocket and thrust them at her.
I was digging for worms to go fishing.
dig out — remove, harvest, or recover by digging
dig up — find by digging in the ground
present participle: digging
past tense: dug
past participle: dug