dig

I UK [dɪɡ] / US verb
Word forms "dig":
present tense I/you/we/they dig he/she/it digs present participle digging past tense dug UK [dʌɡ] / US past participle dug
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1) [intransitive/transitive] to make a hole in earth or sand using your hands, a machine, or a tool, especially a spade

The children like to dig in the sand.

We dug a hole and planted the tree.

dig for something (= dig in order to find something):

The boys were digging for worms.

freshly/newly dug:

a freshly dug grave

2) [intransitive] to try to find out information about someone, especially when they do not want you to

The press have already started to dig.

3) [transitive] informal old-fashioned to like something. This word was used a lot by hippies in the 1960s

I really dig their music.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [dɪɡ] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "dig":
singular dig plural digs
1) the activity of digging in the ground in order to find ancient objects
2) informal a remark or joke that you make in order to criticize someone or annoy them
3) a quick push with your elbow or finger that is intended to get someone's attention
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English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Dig In — Single by Lenny Kravitz from the album Lenny Released November 13, 20 …   Wikipedia

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