Definition of Dig


  • the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
    "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
  • the act of digging
    "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"
  • a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)
    "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"
  • an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    "his parting shot was `drop dead'"
    "she threw shafts of sarcasm"
    "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
  • the site of an archeological exploration
    "they set up camp next to the dig"
    - archeological site


  • get the meaning of something
    "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
    - get the picture
  • poke or thrust abruptly
    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
  • remove the inner part or the core of
    "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"
  • thrust down or into
    "dig the oars into the water"
    "dig your foot into the floor"
  • remove, harvest, or recover by digging
    "dig salt"
    "dig coal"
    - dig up - dig out
  • work hard
    "She was digging away at her math homework"
    "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
  • create by digging
    "dig a hole"
    "dig out a channel"
    - dig out
  • turn up, loosen, or remove earth
    "Dig we must"
    "turn over the soil for aeration"
    - cut into - turn over
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble dig

5 unscramble word found using the letters dig.

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