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    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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