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dig

dig

 
pronunciation:
dIg
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
dig out
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: digs, digging, dug
definition 1: to make a hole by removing dirt, sand, or the like.
The children were digging in the sand at the beach.
similar words:
burrow, excavate, hole, scoop, shovel
definition 2: to make one's way or proceed as by digging.
We'll dig through these papers and find the document somewhere.
similar words:
delve, poke, rummage
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to turn over or remove (dirt or the like) with a shovel or other tool.
She dug dirt from the garden for potting some plants.
synonyms:
shovel
similar words:
excavate, gouge, hole, mine, scoop, spade, tunnel
definition 2: to create (a hole or the like) by removing dirt, sand, or some other substance.
The dog dug holes all over the yard.The workers dug a deep ditch by the side of the road.
definition 3: to shove or thrust.
He dug his elbow in my side.
synonyms:
poke
similar words:
bore, jab, shove, thrust
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sarcastic comment; gibe.
synonyms:
gibe
similar words:
crack, insult, quip, scoff, wisecrack
definition 2: a thrust or poke.
He gave me a dig with his elbow.
synonyms:
poke
similar words:
jab, shove, thrust
definition 3: an archaeological exploration accomplished by digging.
synonyms:
excavation
phrase: dig out
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