What does dig mean?

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Verb
  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
Noun
  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
Verb
  1. (slang) To understand or show interest in.
  2. (slang) To appreciate, or like.
Noun
  1. (medicine) Digoxin.
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