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Dictionary definition for: Dig

1. (n) the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig"

2. (v) turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must" "turn over the soil for aeration"

3. (n) 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"

4. (v) create by digging; "dig a hole" "dig out a channel"

5. (n) a small gouge (as in the cover of a book) "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"

6. (v) work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework" "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

7. (n) the act of digging; "there''s an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"

8. (v) remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite"

9. (n) the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"

10. (v) poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

11. (v) get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

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