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To delve into or hollow out a surface or ground
“The deeper the tires dig into the mud, the harder it is to get out of the rut, and the more frustrated you become.”
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To penetrate into a surface
“Even worse, the arrow would dig itself deeper with each movement of the victim.”
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To push or poke sharply into something
“As you push the weight back up, dig your shoulders into the bench and keep your glutes on it.”
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To break up and move earth about
“When I was a boy and I used to dig in our backyard, half mimicking my dog and half pretending to be an explorer.”
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To extract from under a surface or ground
“Her father-in-law recounted the story of his failed attempt to dig up buried treasure.”
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To search through, engage in research, or conduct an investigation
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“Patterson and Dugard dig through the evidence to arrive at their own account of Tut's life and untimely death.”
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To discover from searching or research
“Did you manage to dig up some dirt that we can use on him?”
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(informal) To like, enjoy or appreciate something
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“Not only was the time signature otherworldly, but I really did dig the piece.”
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(informal) To comprehend or understand something (said)
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“The use of slang and jargon made it rather difficult to dig what he was saying.”
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To make (a groove, hole, or indentation) with, or as if with, a gouge
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Search in a clumsy and unmethodical manner
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To encourage or incite the development or occurrence of
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To move past someone or something with force
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To work diligently by artificial light
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Scratch or tear something with the claws or the fingernails
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To pluck or harvest flowers, fruits, or vegetables
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To say defamatory things about someone or something
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Peel out
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(apply oneself) To work hard or commit to an objective
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To place, lay or set firmly in surrounding matter
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To reach with one's hand (into something)
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Make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice
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Lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously
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Argue about petty and trivial matters
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To cover completely with water
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To take heed or pay attention to, especially of advice or instruction
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Touch roughly
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To apply great and continuous effort
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To look at or inspect
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To devote effort to something
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A site where excavation takes place
“You never know what kind of artifacts we'll uncover at the dig.”
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A push or poke with one's elbow, finger, etc.
“A dig in the ribs from my puritanical brother told me when I was going too far.”
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A remark intended to mock or criticize
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“The verse was also a subtle dig at the way he was ignored for so long on Asteria.”
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The subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
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(someone or something) The act of trying to find or looking for
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A joke, typically a critical or unkind one
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The act of searching through something
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