An example of a dig is a teasing comment made at someone.
An example of a dig is a search for dinosaur bones in the ground.
An example of to dig is to move dirt with a shovel.
An example of to dig is to find evidence for a new theory.
Dug through the files.
Dug up the evidence; dug out the real facts.
Dug his foot in the ground.
Do you dig?
A sharp dig in the ribs.
To dig potatoes, to dig a nail out of a board.
To dig out the truth.
To dig an elbow into someone's ribs.
Dug me in the ribs.
- To resist opposition stubbornly; refuse to yield or compromise.
- To run as fast as one can, especially as a base runner in baseball.
- To dig trenches or foxholes for cover.
- To entrench oneself.
- To refuse to give up or modify one's opinion, policy, attitude, etc., esp. when faced with opposition.
- To penetrate by or as by digging.
- To work hard at.
Origin of dig
- Middle English diggen perhaps akin to Old French digue dike, trench dhīgw- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition