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dig

noun (n)

  • the site of an archeological exploration (noun.location)
    Example:
    They set up camp next to the dig.
    source: wordnet30
  • an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect (noun.communication)
    Synonym: barb, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot, slam
    Example:
    She takes a dig at me every chance she gets.
    source: wordnet30
  • a small gouge (as in the cover of a book) (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    The book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of digging (noun.act)
    Synonym: digging, excavation
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow (noun.act)
    Synonym: jab
    Example:
    She gave me a sharp dig in the ribs.
    source: wordnet30
  • A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A tool for digging. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • turn up, loosen, or remove earth (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Dig we must.
    source: wordnet30
  • create by digging (verb.contact)
    Synonym: dig out
    Example:
    Dig a hole.
    Dig out a channel.
    source: wordnet30
  • work hard (verb.social)
    Example:
    She was digging away at her math homework.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove, harvest, or recover by digging (verb.perception)
    Synonym: dig out, dig up
    Example:
    Dig salt.
    Dig coal.
    source: wordnet30
  • thrust down or into (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Dig the oars into the water.
    Dig your foot into the floor.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove the inner part or the core of (verb.contact)
    Synonym: excavate, hollow
    source: wordnet30
  • poke or thrust abruptly (verb.contact)
    Synonym: jab, poke, prod, stab
    source: wordnet30
  • get the meaning of something (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To work hard or drudge; (verb)
    source: webster1913

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