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Which of the following words means “to make a crackling sound; crackle”?
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Origin of dig

1
1275–1325; Middle English diggen, perhaps representing an OE derivative of dīcditch; Middle French diguer to dig (<Middle Dutch ) is attested later and apparently not the immediate source

Other definitions for dig (2 of 3)

dig2
[ dig ]
/ dɪg /

verb (used with object), dug, dig·ging.Slang.
to understand: Can you dig what I'm saying?
to take notice of: Dig those shoes he's wearing.
to like, love, or enjoy: She digs that kind of music. We really dig each other.

Origin of dig

2
1935–40; perhaps <Irish (an) dtuig(eann tú mé?) do you understand me? and parallel expressions with tuigim I understand (see twig2)

Other definitions for dig (3 of 3)

dig.

abbreviation
digest.
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How to use dig in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dig (1 of 2)

dig
/ (dɪɡ) /

verb digs, digging or dug
noun
See also dig in, digs

Word Origin for dig

C13 diggen, of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for dig (2 of 2)

Dig
/ (dɪɡ) /

noun
NZ informal short for Digger (def. 1)
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