Dig meaning

dĭg
The definition of a dig is a sarcastic remark or joke, or an archaeological search.

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.

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To dig is defined as to break up, remove or unearth, or to discover or find.

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.

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To strike or redirect (a ball) just before it hits the ground, keeping it in play, as in tennis or volleyball.
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Living quarters; lodgings.
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To make one's way by or as if by pushing aside or removing material.

Dug through the files.

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To break up, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example), as with a shovel, spade, or snout, or with claws, paws or hands.
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To learn or discover by careful research or investigation.

Dug up the evidence; dug out the real facts.

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To force down and into something; thrust.

Dug his foot in the ground.

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To loosen, turn over, or remove earth or other material.
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To have understanding.

Do you dig?

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A poke or thrust.

A sharp dig in the ribs.

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A sarcastic, taunting remark; a gibe.
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An archaeological excavation.
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An act or an instance of digging a ball.
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Lodgings.
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To break and turn up or remove (ground, etc.) with a spade or other tool, or with hands, claws, snout, etc.
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To make (a hole, cellar, one's way, etc.) by or as by doing this.
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To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way.

To dig potatoes, to dig a nail out of a board.

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To find out, as by careful study or investigation; unearth.

To dig out the truth.

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To thrust, jab, or prod.

To dig an elbow into someone's ribs.

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To dig the ground or any surface.
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To make a way by or as by digging (through, into, under)
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To work or study hard.
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The act of digging.
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A thrust, poke, nudge, etc.
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A sarcastic comment; taunt; gibe.
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An archaeological excavation or its site.
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Digest.
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See Digg.
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(astronomy) Dwarf irregular galaxy.
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To poke or prod.

Dug me in the ribs.

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dig in (one's) heels
  • To resist opposition stubbornly; refuse to yield or compromise.
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dig it out
  • To run as fast as one can, especially as a base runner in baseball.
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dig in
  • To dig trenches or foxholes for cover.
  • To entrench oneself.
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dig in one's heels
  • To refuse to give up or modify one's opinion, policy, attitude, etc., esp. when faced with opposition.
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dig into
  • To penetrate by or as by digging.
  • To work hard at.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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