Dug his foot in the ground.
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.
A sharp dig in the ribs.
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 me in the ribs.
Dig a trench; dug my way out of the snow.
Dig coal out of a seam; dug potatoes from a field.
Dug a dollar out of his pocket; dug the puck out of the corner.
Do you dig what I mean?
Dig that wild outfit.
Dug through the files.
Do you dig?
To dig potatoes, to dig a nail out of a board.
To dig out the truth.
To dig an elbow into someone's ribs.
Dig that shirt!
Dug up the evidence; dug out the real facts.
- 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
Other Word Forms
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