- 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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How to use dig in a sentence
We evaluated about a dozen companies in the AI space and dug in deep on six of them.Onit acquires legal startup McCarthyFinch to inject AI into legal workflows|Ron Miller|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
A strong burst of water dug into his hand, tearing open his rubber glove and slicing the skin.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
They don’t want to put themselves out of a job by doing a lot of digging and showing that, “Oh, it turns out our TV ads are unprofitable.”Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV) (Ep. 440)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 19, 2020|Freakonomics
Matze suggested that Parler will continue to “defy authoritarian content curation,” a dig at social media networks like Facebook and Twitter, which have tightened their rules on misinformation as the election neared.What my day on conservative social network Parler was like|Danielle Abril|November 12, 2020|Fortune
Part of that means digging into human-wildlife relationships—and how they change as people take over more of the world.
He said he spent his time doing “Mickey Mouse make-work,” digging though old records for long-abandoned well sites.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a kid, you were convinced that enough digging in the backyard would take you straight through to China.
For a while we sit quietly digging through pieces of fish, the tiny bones getting stuck in our teeth.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“There are various iterations of my life out there,” says Billy Hayes, digging into his Eggs Benedict at a Manhattan diner.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler|Marlow Stern|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She said: “They said that because of a by-law I had to have the body cremated or buried within 24 hours after digging it up.”Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives|Joshua Carroll|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Grandfather Mole only shook his head impatiently, as if to say that digging a hole wouldn't help him this time.
And being very fond of clover blossoms, Billy hated to spend his time digging.
I can't see ourselves digging down for sixty cents a thousand for driving our logs—contracts or no contracts.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Frequently two men were seen on one horse, digging in their heels and urging him to the utmost speed.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
While digging here in 1856, De Rossi found the important epitaph of Eusebius before given.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow