What does dig mean?

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  1. (transitive, intransitive) To move hard-packed earth out of the way, especially downward to make a hole with a shovel. Or to drill, or the like, through rocks, roads, or the like. More generally, to make any similar hole by moving material out of the way.
  2. (transitive) To get by digging; to take from the ground; often with up.
  3. (mining) To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.
  4. (US, slang, dated) To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously.
  5. (figuratively) To investigate, to research, often followed by out or up.
  6. To thrust; to poke.
  7. (volleyball) To defend against an attack hit by the opposing team by successfully passing the ball
  1. An archeological investigation.
  2. (US, colloquial, dated) A plodding and laborious student.
  3. A thrust; a poke.
  4. (Britain, dialect, dated) A tool for digging.
  5. (volleyball) A defensive pass of the ball that has been attacked by the opposing team
  1. (slang) To understand or show interest in.
  2. (slang) To appreciate, or like.
  1. (medicine) Digoxin.
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