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dig



I - noun
1. the site of an archeological exploration
- they set up camp next to the dig
Syn:
excavation, archeological site
Derivationally related forms:
excavate (for: excavation)
Topics:
archeology, archaeology
Hypernyms:
site, land site
Instance Hyponyms:
Byblos
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
Derivationally related forms:
gibe (for: gibe)
Hypernyms:
remark, comment, input
Hyponyms:
cheap shot
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
Hypernyms:
dent, ding, gouge, nick
4. the act of digging
- there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton
Syn:
excavation, digging
Derivationally related forms:
dig (for: digging), excavate (for: excavation)
Hypernyms:
creating by removal
5. the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
- she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs
Syn:
jab
Derivationally related forms:
jab (for: jab)
Hypernyms:
touch, touching

II - verb
1. turn up, loosen, or remove earth (Freq. 9)
- Dig we must
- turn over the soil for aeration
Syn:
delve, cut into, turn over
See Also:
dig up, dig in, dig out
Derivationally related forms:
digger, digging
Hypernyms:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
Hyponyms:
furrow, rut, groove, rout, root,
rootle, spade, shovel, trowel, burrow, tunnel
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s PP
2. create by digging (Freq. 5)
- dig a hole
- dig out a channel
Syn:
dig out
Derivationally related forms:
digger
Hypernyms:
hollow, hollow out, core out
Hyponyms:
lift, trench, dibble
Entailment:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
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
Derivationally related forms:
drudge (for: drudge), drudgery (for: drudge), grind (for: grind), travail (for: travail), toiler (for: toil), toil (for: toil), labour (for: labour), labourer (for: labour), labor (for: labor), laborer (for: labor)
Hypernyms:
work, do work
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
4. remove, harvest, or recover by digging
- dig salt
- dig coal
Syn:
dig up, dig out
Hypernyms:
excavate, unearth
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
5. thrust down or into
- dig the oars into the water
- dig your foot into the floor
Hypernyms:
thrust
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody PP
- Somebody ----s something PP
6. remove the inner part or the core of
- the mining company wants to excavate the hillside
Syn:
excavate, hollow
Derivationally related forms:
hollow (for: hollow), excavation (for: excavate)
Hypernyms:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
Hyponyms:
drive, trench, ditch
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
7. poke or thrust abruptly
- he jabbed his finger into her ribs
Syn:
jab, prod, stab, poke
Derivationally related forms:
poke (for: poke), poking (for: poke), prod (for: prod), jab (for: jab), jabbing (for: jab)
Hypernyms:
thrust
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody PP
- Somebody ----s something PP
8. get the meaning of something
- Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
Syn:
grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, grasp,
compass, apprehend
Derivationally related forms:
apprehensible (for: apprehend), apprehensive (for: apprehend), apprehension (for: apprehend), apprehender (for: apprehend), grasp (for: grasp), grasping (for: grasp), savvy (for: savvy), comprehensible (for: comprehend), comprehendible (for: comprehend), comprehension (for: comprehend)
Hypernyms:
understand
Hyponyms:
figure, catch on, get wise, get onto, tumble,
latch on, cotton on, twig, get it, intuit, digest
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
- Somebody ----s (for: get the picture)

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