- break up and move earth with a tool or machine, or with hands, paws, snout, etc.；make (a hole, grave, etc.) by breaking up and moving earth
- an act or spell of digging；an archaeological excavation.
verb: dig, 3rd person present: digs, gerund or present participle: digging, past tense: dug, past participle: dug
noun: dig, plural noun: digs
- 1. break up and move earth with a tool or machine, or with hands, paws, snout, etc. the boar had been digging for roots she had to dig the garden 同義詞
- ▪ make (a hole, grave, etc.) by breaking up and moving earth he took a spade and dug a hole a newly dug grave 同義詞
- ▪ extract from the ground by breaking up and moving earth dug from the sand at low tide, many clam varieties are available all year round
- ▪ excavate (an archaeological site) apart from digging a site, recording evidence is important
- 2. push or poke something in or into he dug his hands into his pockets 同義詞
- ▪ search or rummage in a specified place Catherine dug into her handbag and produced her card
- ▪ engage in research; conduct an investigation he had no compunction about digging into her private affairs a professional digging for information 同義詞
- 3. informal like, appreciate, or understand I really dig heavy rock 同義詞 反義詞
- 1. an act or spell of digging a thorough dig of the whole plot
- ▪ an archaeological excavation.
- 2. a push or poke with one's elbow, finger, etc. Ginnie gave her sister a dig in the ribs 同義詞
- ▪ informal a remark intended to mock or criticize this was a cruel dig at Jenny 同義詞