dig
Pronunciation Verb

dig (digs, present participle digging; past and past participle dug)

  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.attention en
    They dug an eight-foot ditch along the side of the road.
    In the wintertime, heavy truck tires dig into the road, forming potholes.
    If the plane can't pull out of the dive it is in, it'll dig a hole in the ground.
    My seven-year-old son always digs a hole in the middle of his mashed potatoes and fills it with gravy before he starts to eat them.
  2. (transitive) To get by digging; to take from the ground; often with up.
    to dig potatoes;   to dig up gold
  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.
    • Peter dug at his books all the harder.
  5. (figurative) To investigate, to research, often followed by out or up.
    to dig up evidence;   to dig out the facts
  6. To thrust; to poke.
    He dug an elbow into my ribs and guffawed at his own joke.
    • (More's Utopia)
      You should have seen children […] dig and push their mothers under the sides, saying thus to them: Look, mother, how great a lubber doth yet wear pearls.
  7. (volleyball) To defend against an attack hit by the opposing team by successfully passing the ball
Translations Translations Noun

dig (plural digs)

  1. An archeological or paleontological investigation, or the site where such an investigation is taking place.
  2. (US, colloquial, dated) A plodding and laborious student.
  3. A thrust; a poke.
    He guffawed and gave me a dig in the ribs after telling his latest joke.
  4. (UK, dialect, dated) A tool for digging.
  5. (volleyball) A defensive pass of the ball that has been attacked by the opposing team.
  6. A cutting, sarcastic remark; a jibe.
Synonyms Translations Pronunciation Verb

dig (digs, present participle digging; past and past participle dug)

  1. (slang) To understand or show interest in. attention en
    You dig?
  2. (slang) To appreciate, or like.
    Baby, I dig you.
Translations Translations Pronunciation
  • IPA: /dɪd͡ʒ/
Noun

dig (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, colloquial) Digoxin.
    dig toxicity

DIG
Noun

dig (plural digs)

  1. (galaxy) Initialism of dwarf irregular galaxy
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dIG
Noun

dig (plural digs)

  1. (galaxy) dwarf irregular galaxy
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