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Meaning & Definition of Dig in English

English

Dig

/dɪg/

noun

1. The site of an archeological exploration

  • "They set up camp next to the dig"
    synonym:
  • dig
  • ,
  • excavation
  • ,
  • archeological site

2. An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

  • "His parting shot was `drop dead'"
  • "She threw shafts of sarcasm"
  • "She takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
    synonym:
  • shot
  • ,
  • shaft
  • ,
  • slam
  • ,
  • dig
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • dig

4. The act of digging

  • "There's an interesting excavation going on near princeton"
    synonym:
  • excavation
  • ,
  • digging
  • ,
  • dig

5. The act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

  • "She gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
    synonym:
  • dig
  • ,
  • jab

verb

1. Turn up, loosen, or remove earth

  • "Dig we must"
  • "Turn over the soil for aeration"
    synonym:
  • dig
  • ,
  • delve
  • ,
  • cut into
  • ,
  • turn over

2. Create by digging

  • "Dig a hole"
  • "Dig out a channel"
    synonym:
  • dig
  • ,
  • dig out

3. Work hard

  • "She was digging away at her math homework"
  • "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
    synonym:
  • labor
  • ,
  • labour
  • ,
  • toil
  • ,
  • fag
  • ,
  • travail
  • ,
  • grind
  • ,
  • drudge
  • ,
  • dig
  • ,
  • moil

4. Remove, harvest, or recover by digging

  • "Dig salt"
  • "Dig coal"
    synonym:
  • dig
  • ,
  • dig up
  • ,
  • dig out

5. Thrust down or into

  • "Dig the oars into the water"
  • "Dig your foot into the floor"
    synonym:
  • dig

6. Remove the inner part or the core of

  • "The mining company wants to excavate the hillside"
    synonym:
  • excavate
  • ,
  • dig
  • ,
  • hollow

7. Poke or thrust abruptly

  • "He jabbed his finger into her ribs"
    synonym:
  • jab
  • ,
  • prod
  • ,
  • stab
  • ,
  • poke
  • ,
  • dig

8. Get the meaning of something

  • "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
    synonym:
  • grok
  • ,
  • get the picture
  • ,
  • comprehend
  • ,
  • savvy
  • ,
  • dig
  • ,
  • grasp
  • ,
  • compass
  • ,
  • apprehend

Examples of using

I want you to dig a hole.
I want you to dig a hole.
I cannot dig a hole in the middle of the street.