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Definition 1: the act of digging - [noun denoting act]

Samples where dig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton

Synonyms for dig in the sense of this definition

(dig is a kind of ...) the act of creating by removing something

Definition 2: the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow - [noun denoting act]

Samples where dig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs

Synonyms for dig in the sense of this definition

(dig is a kind of ...) the act of putting two things together with no space between them

"at his touch the room filled with lights"

Definition 3: a small gouge (as in the cover of a book) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where dig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover

(dig is a kind of ...) an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

Definition 4: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where dig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his parting shot was `drop dead'
  • she threw shafts of sarcasm
  • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

Synonyms for dig in the sense of this definition

(dig is a kind of ...) a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

"from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account" "we would appreciate input from our users on how we can improve our software"

(... is a kind of dig ) an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person

Definition 5: the site of an archeological exploration - [noun denoting location]

Samples where dig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they set up camp next to the dig

Synonyms for dig in the sense of this definition

(dig is a kind of ...) the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)

"a good site for the school"

(... is an instance of dig) an ancient Mediterranean seaport that was a thriving city state in Phoenicia during the second millennium BC; was the chief port for the export of papyrus; located in Lebanon to the north of Beirut; now partially excavated

(dig belongs to category ...) the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures

Definition 6: get the meaning of something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where dig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

Synonyms for dig in the sense of this definition

(dig is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

(... is a kind of dig ) understand

"He didn't figure her"

(... is a kind of dig ) understand, usually after some initial difficulty

"She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"

(... is a kind of dig ) know or grasp by intuition or feeling

(... is a kind of dig ) arrange and integrate in the mind

"I cannot digest all this information"

Definition 7: turn up, loosen, or remove earth - [verb of contact]

Samples where dig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Dig we must
  • turn over the soil for aeration

Synonyms for dig in the sense of this definition

(dig is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of dig ) hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

"furrow soil"

(... is a kind of dig ) dig with the snout

"the pig was rooting for truffles"

(... is a kind of dig ) dig (up) with a spade

"I spade compost into the flower beds"

(... is a kind of dig ) dig with or as if with a shovel

"shovel sand" "he shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long"

(... is a kind of dig ) use a trowel on; for light garden work or plaster work

(... is a kind of dig ) move through by or as by digging

"burrow through the forest"

Definition 8: create by digging - [verb of contact]

Samples where dig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dig a hole
  • dig out a channel

Synonyms for dig in the sense of this definition

(dig is a kind of ...) remove the interior of

"hollow out a tree trunk"

(... is a kind of dig ) take (root crops) out of the ground

"lift potatoes"

(... is a kind of dig ) dig a trench or trenches

"The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench"

(... is a kind of dig ) make a hole with a wooden hand tool

"dibble the ground"

(dig implies ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 9: remove the inner part or the core of - [verb of contact]

Samples where dig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the mining company wants to excavate the hillside

Synonyms for dig in the sense of this definition

(dig is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of dig ) excavate horizontally

"drive a tunnel"

(... is a kind of dig ) cut a trench in, as for drainage

"ditch the land to drain it" "trench the fields"

Definition 10: poke or thrust abruptly - [verb of contact]

Samples where dig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he jabbed his finger into her ribs

Synonyms for dig in the sense of this definition

(dig is a kind of ...) push forcefully

"He thrust his chin forward"

Definition 11: thrust down or into - [verb of motion]

Samples where dig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dig the oars into the water
  • dig your foot into the floor

(dig is a kind of ...) push forcefully

"He thrust his chin forward"

Definition 12: remove, harvest, or recover by digging - [verb of perception]

Samples where dig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dig salt
  • dig coal

Synonyms for dig in the sense of this definition

(dig is a kind of ...) recover through digging

"Schliemann excavated Troy" "excavate gold"

Samples where dig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was digging away at her math homework
  • Lexicographers drudge all day long

Synonyms for dig in the sense of this definition

(dig is a kind of ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

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