dig

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noun
1 (esp. BrE) small push
ADJECTIVE
sharp
VERB + DIG
give

She gave him a sharp dig in the ribs.

feel, get
PHRASES
a dig in the ribs
2 critical remark
ADJECTIVE
little
sly (esp. BrE)

I resisted the temptation to get in a sly dig at Fred.

VERB + DIG
get in, have, make, take (AmE)
PREPOSITION
dig about
dig at

They were having a little dig at her about the way she tells everybody else what to do.

3 in the ground
ADJECTIVE
archaeological
VERB + DIG
go on

I went on a dig over the summer.

DIG + VERB
reveal sth

The dig revealed the site of a Roman villa.

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verb
ADVERB
deep, deeply

We'll have to dig deep to get at the roots.

down
PREPOSITION
for

They were digging for buried treasure.

into

I could feel the teeth dig into my skin.

He was unwilling to dig into Sylvia's past. (figurative)

through

We found ourselves digging through solid clay.

Dig is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑mole
Dig is used with these nouns as the object: ↑canal, ↑claw, ↑dirt, ↑ditch, ↑foundation, ↑garden, ↑grave, ↑hole, ↑nail, ↑pit, ↑pond, ↑shaft, ↑soil, ↑trench, ↑tunnel, ↑well

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