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A remark intended to mock or criticize
“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.”
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.”
Delve into; hollow out
“Also use a spade anytime you want to dig a straight-sided hole.”
Push or poke sharply
“As you push the weight back up, dig your shoulders into the bench and keep your glutes on it.”
Engage in research; conduct an investigation
“You have the qualification to be a top investigator or researcher as you doggedly dig out the facts of whatever matter you are pursuing.”
Like, appreciate, or understand
“I really dig bluegrass music.”
To have a clear idea of
“Can you dig what I'm trying to say?”
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.”
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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