dig

dig - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dig

Definition
(noun) the site of an archeological exploration
Example Sentence
  • they set up camp next to the dig
Definition
(noun) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
Synonyms : barb , gibe , jibe , shaft , shot , slam
Example Sentence
  • his parting shot was `drop dead'
  • she threw shafts of sarcasm
  • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
Definition
(noun) a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)
Example Sentence
  • the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover
Definition
(noun) the act of digging
Synonyms : digging , excavation
Example Sentence
  • there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton
Definition
(noun) the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
Synonyms : jab
Example Sentence
  • she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs
Definition
(verb) turn up, loosen, or remove earth
Synonyms : cut into , delve , turn over
Example Sentence
  • Dig we must
  • turn over the soil for aeration
Definition
(verb) create by digging
Synonyms : dig out
Example Sentence
  • dig a hole
  • dig out a channel
Definition
(verb) work hard
Synonyms : drudge , fag , grind , labor , labour , moil , toil , travail
Example Sentence
  • She was digging away at her math homework
  • Lexicographers drudge all day long
Definition
(verb) remove, harvest, or recover by digging
Synonyms : dig out , dig up
Example Sentence
  • dig salt
  • dig coal
Definition
(verb) thrust down or into
Example Sentence
  • dig the oars into the water
  • dig your foot into the floor
Definition
(verb) remove the inner part or the core of
Synonyms : excavate , hollow
Example Sentence
  • the mining company wants to excavate the hillside
Definition
(verb) poke or thrust abruptly
Synonyms : jab , poke , prod , stab
Example Sentence
  • he jabbed his finger into her ribs
Definition
(verb) get the meaning of something
Example Sentence
  • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

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