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Dictionary Definition

dig

Noun

1 the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig" [syn: excavation, archeological site]
2 an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets" [syn: shot, shaft, slam, barb, jibe, gibe]
3 a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"
4 the act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton" [syn: excavation, digging]
5 the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs" [syn: jab]

Verb

1 turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration" [syn: delve, cut into, turn over]
2 create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel" [syn: dig out]
3 work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long" [syn: labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, moil]
4 remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite" [syn: excavate, hollow]
5 poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs" [syn: jab, prod, stab, poke]
6 get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?" [syn: get the picture, comprehend, savvy, grasp, compass, apprehend] [also: dug, digging]dug n : an udder or breast or teatdug See dig

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Homophones

Noun

  1. mammary gland on domestic mammal containing more than two breasts. Usually used in the plural form.

Verb

dug
  1. past of dig

Bosnian

Etymology

From a Common Slavic *dolg

Noun

dug

Adjective

dug

Croatian

Etymology

From a Common Slavic *dolg

Noun

  1. debt

Declension

Adjective

dug

Danish

Etymology

Old Norse dúkr

Noun

dug

Hungarian

Verb

dug

Serbian

Etymology

From a Common Slavic *dolg

Noun

dug

Adjective

dug

Cyrillic spelling

Extensive Definition

Dug may refer to:
dug in Danish: Dug
dug in Italian: DUG
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