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To be making a hole
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“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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(Present participle of understand) Being aware of the meaning of
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“The use of slang and jargon made it rather difficult to dig what he was saying.”
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Present participle for to push or poke sharply into something
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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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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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Present participle for search in a clumsy and unmethodical manner
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Present participle for to move past someone or something with force
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Present participle for to move materials with a shovel
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Present participle for to work diligently by artificial light
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Present participle for rummage about in a place or container in search of something
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Present participle for scratch or grope around with one's fingers to find, collect, or hold on to something
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Present participle for scratch or tear something with the claws or the fingernails
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Present participle for to pluck or harvest flowers, fruits, or vegetables
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Present participle for to promote the development of
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Present participle for to say defamatory things about someone or something
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Present participle for to examine something with great care
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Present participle for peel out
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(apply oneself) Present participle for to work hard or commit to an objective
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Present participle for to place, lay or set firmly in surrounding matter
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Present participle for make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice
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Present participle for lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously
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Present participle for express oneself or deal with something clumsily or nervously
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Present participle for argue about petty and trivial matters
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Present participle for to cover completely with water
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Present participle for to take heed or pay attention to, especially of advice or instruction
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Present participle for touch roughly
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Present participle for to insult or put down, especially in a spiteful way
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Present participle for to apply great and continuous effort
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Present participle for to devote effort to something
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(someone or something) The act of trying to find or looking for
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The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging
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The cultivation of arable land by plowing, sowing and raising crops
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A site where excavation takes place
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