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dig

dig

pronunciation:
dIg
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: digs, digging, dug
definition 1: to make a hole by removing dirt, sand, or the like.
Pirates dig for buried treasure.
similar words:
burrow, excavate, scoop, shovel
definition 2: to turn over or remove with a shovel or other tool.
She dug dirt from the garden for potting some plants.
similar words:
excavate, gouge, mine, scoop, spade, tunnel
definition 3: to make by digging.
We dug a big hole and planted the small tree.Some men were digging a ditch along the side of the road.
definition 4: to shove or poke.
He dug his elbow in my side.
synonyms:
poke
similar words:
jab, shove, thrust
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thrust or poke.
He gave me a dig with his finger.
synonyms:
poke
similar words:
jab, shove, thrust
definition 2: a research project that involves digging for artifacts or bones.
The archaeologist is on a dig in Egypt.
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