dig in

dig in

  1. (colloquial) To begin eating.
    I wanted to say grace before dinner, but the kids were already digging in.
  2. (colloquial) To engage in a burst of hard work.
    I've got to dig in for a couple of weeks to secure my promotion.
  3. (military) To dig trenches to resist an enemy attack. (This meaning is extended by metaphor to cricket and other situations.)
  4. (idiomatic) To adopt a resolute state of mind (often: to dig in one's feet, heels, etc.)
  5. To cover over by digging.
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