- 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.
Origin of dig1
Other definitions for dig (2 of 3)
Origin of dig2
Other definitions for dig (3 of 3)
How to use dig in a sentence
Isaacs recently returned from the New Mexico desert after shooting interior scenes for a new TV mini-series called Dig.
Over the next 36 years, he would dig a 2,087-foot tunnel that led absolutely nowhere.
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 if he was worried about Farmer Green's cat, why didn't he dig a hole for himself at once, and get out of harm's way?
When a besieged city suspects a mine, do not the inhabitants dig underground, and meet their enemy at his work?The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Half-fed men would dig for diamonds, and men sheltered by a crazy roof erect the marble walls of palaces.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
There was only one reason why Billy Woodchuck didn't exactly care to dig a new home for himself in the pasture just then.
They do not have to plow or dig, or perform any other cultivation than that of clearing the land where they are to plant.