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  Definition of dig
  1. the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
  2. the act of digging; "there''s an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"
  3. a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"
  4. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead''"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
  5. the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig"
  6. get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
  7. poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
  8. turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"
  9. remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite"
  10. create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel"
  11. work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
Similar Words: jab, excavation, digging, shot, shaft, slam, barb, jibe, gibe, archeological site, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, grasp, compass, apprehend, prod, stab, poke, delve, cut into, turn over, excavate, hollow, dig out, labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, moil

 

See Also: poke into, intrude into, meddle with, horn in, excavate, dig up, turn up, pitch in, dig in, dig out

 

Hyponyms: cheap shot, Byblos, figure, catch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it, intuit, digest, furrow, rut, groove, rout, root, rootle, spade, shovel, trowel, burrow, tunnel, drive, trench, ditch, lift, dibble

 

Entailments: remove, take, take away, withdraw

 

Derivational Morphology: jab, prod, stab, poke, excavate, hollow, dig out, delve, cut into, turn over, unearth, dig up, turn up, jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibe, understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy, knower, apprehender, appreciation, grasp, hold, grasping, comprehension, jabbing, poking, thrust, thrusting, goad, excavation, archeological site, digging, power shovel, excavator, digger, shovel, hole, hole in the ground, mining, drudge, peon, navvy, galley slave, hack, hacker, drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork, swot, nerd, wonk, dweeb, effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat, toiler, labor, labour, toil, laborer, manual laborer, labourer, jack, undertaking, project, task

 

Anagrams: IgD

 

 
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