verb (used without object), dug [duhg] /dʌg/ or (Archaic) digged [digd], /dɪgd/, dig·ging.
verb (used with object), dug [duhg] /dʌg/ or (Archaic) digged [digd], /dɪgd/, dig·ging.
- to dig trenches, as in order to defend a position in battle.
- to maintain one's opinion or position.
- to start eating.
- to remove earth or debris from by digging.
- to hollow out by digging.
- to find by searching: to dig out facts for a term paper.
- to discover in the course of digging.
- to locate; find: to dig up information.
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verb (used with object), dug, dig·ging.Slang.
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Example sentences from the Web for dig
For a few hours every day she would read big books at the library, watch reruns of the show, and dig through questions in the J!Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This gave the Germans time to stabilize and dig in on the “hedgerow front” before St. Lô.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I was young, I loved to dig and find and collect fossils.
And “om nom nom nom” is more of a dig at Cookie Monster and Instagram foodies than it is at anyone else.Feminist, Bae, Turnt: Time’s ‘Worst Words’ List Is Sexist and Racist|Samantha Allen|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think everyone has that point in their life that remains somewhat a mystery, and you always want to dig into it and discover it.
They began to dig, but they struck on an excessively hard rock, which rendered useless all their hammering and hewing.Sketches of Central Asia (1868)|Arminius Vmbry
It was the first rational word since I had begun to dig, and it acted on Cumshaw like a douche of cold water.The Lost Valley|J. M. Walsh
Dig in a good body of manure, and provide a mellow seed-bed.
When the ore is found in strata or lumps near the surface, they dig down to it.Popular Technology; Volume 2|Edward Hazen
Why would we want money whin there's gowld to be had for the diggin', av we got lave to dig it?Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)