|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|
: "dig a hole"
|Related terms:||hollow trench lift dibble power_shovel digger remove|
|3.||[ noun ] (archeology,geography) the site of an archeological exploration|
"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|
"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|
"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"
|11.||[ noun ] the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow|
"she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
|Related terms:||touch jab|