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Present participle for delve into; hollow out
“Also use a spade anytime you want to dig a straight-sided hole.”
Present participle for push or poke sharply
“As you push the weight back up, dig your shoulders into the bench and keep your glutes on it.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for like, appreciate, or understand
“I really dig bluegrass music.”
Present participle for to have a clear idea of
“Can you dig what I'm trying to say?”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for extract from the ground by breaking up and moving earth
“His best known line was that archaeologists dig up people not things.”
(someone or something) The act of trying to find or looking for
To be making a hole
The process or industry of obtaining coal or other minerals from a mine
The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass
(Present participle of understand) Being aware of the meaning of
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