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Noun
A remark intended to mock or criticize
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“A message inside some bags and backpacks takes a dig at an unidentified president - but you have to know the secret language to understand it.”
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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 place of accommodation or lodging
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A site where excavation takes place
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(someone or something) The act of trying to find or looking for
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Biting severity, or sarcastic quality
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The act of searching through something
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A blow with the fist
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The subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behaviour
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A hollow bed for a natural or artificial waterway
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To delve into or hollow out a surface
“Also use a spade anytime you want to dig a straight-sided hole.”
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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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Push or poke sharply
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“As you push the weight back up, dig your shoulders into the bench and keep your glutes on it.”
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To examine something with great care
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“You have the qualification to be a top investigator or researcher as you doggedly dig out the facts of whatever matter you are pursuing.”
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Like, appreciate, or understand
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To clearly comprehend something
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“Can you dig what I'm trying to say?”
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Break up and move earth with a tool or machine, or with hands, paws, snout, etc
“When I was a boy and I used to dig in our backyard, half mimicking my dog and half pretending to be an explorer, I used to say I was digging to China.”
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Extract from the ground by breaking up and moving earth
“His best known line was that archaeologists dig up people not things.”
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Search in a clumsy and unmethodical manner
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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 grope around with one's fingers to find, collect, or hold on to something
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Scratch or tear something with the claws or the fingernails
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To detach and remove (a flower, fruit, or vegetable) from where it is growing
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To promote the development of
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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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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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Express oneself or deal with something clumsily or nervously
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Argue about petty and trivial matters
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To jerk, shake or vibrate, especially up and down
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To exert or put to use
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To accept as satisfactory or conforming to the required standards or rules
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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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Devote effort to something
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