dig is the dictionary form of dug Definition of dig
1. [ verb ] turn up, loosen, or remove earth
Synonyms: delve turn_over cut_into

"Dig we must" "turn over the soil for aeration"

Related terms: remove burrow spade shovel furrow rout trowel excavate pitch_in dig_out excavation
2. [ verb ] create by digging, of cavities
Synonyms: dig_out

: "dig a hole"

Related terms: hollow trench lift dibble power_shovel digger remove
3. [ noun ] (archeology,geography) the site of an archeological exploration
Synonyms: archeological_site excavation

"they set up camp next to the dig"

Related terms: site byblos archeology excavate
4. [ verb ] get the meaning of something
Synonyms: comprehend grasp apprehend get_the_picture savvy compass

"Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

Related terms: understand catch_on figure digest intuit understanding grasping comprehension
5. [ noun ] the act of digging
Synonyms: excavation digging

"there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"

Related terms: creating_by_removal excavate excavate excavate
6. [ verb ] poke or thrust abruptly
Synonyms: poke jab stab prod

"he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

Related terms: thrust poke_into prod
7. [ verb ] remove the inner part or the core of
Synonyms: hollow excavate

"the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite"

Related terms: remove drive trench trench mining hole excavation
8. [ noun ] an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
Synonyms: shot shaft barb jibe gibe slam

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

Related terms: remark cheap_shot jeer
9. [ verb ] (work) work hard
Synonyms: toil grind labor moil travail fag drudge labour

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

Related terms: work undertaking labor effort laborer drudgery drudge swot
10. [ noun ] a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)

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

Related terms: dent
11. [ noun ] the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
Synonyms: jab

"she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"

Related terms: touch jab
Similar spelling:   Dugue