part of speech: verb

inflections: digs, digging, dug

definition 1: to make a hole by removing dirt, sand, or the like.

  • Pirates dig for buried treasure.

definition 2: to turn over or remove with a shovel or other tool.

  • She dug dirt from the garden for potting some plants.

definition 3: to make by digging.

  • We dug a big hole and planted the small tree.
  • Some men were digging a ditch along the side of the road.

definition 4: to shove or poke.

  • He dug his elbow in my side.

synonyms: poke


part of speech: noun

definition 1: a thrust or poke.

  • He gave me a dig with his finger.

synonyms: poke

definition 2: a research project that involves digging for artifacts or bones.

  • The archaeologist is on a dig in Egypt.