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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dig /ˈdɪg/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dig v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dug or Digged p. pr. & vb. n. Digging. -- Digged is archaic.]
 1. To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade.
    Be first to dig the ground.   --Dryden.
 2. To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.
 3. To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.
 4. To thrust; to poke. [Colloq.]
    You should have seen children . . . dig and push their mothers under the sides, saying thus to them: Look, mother, how great a lubber doth yet wear pearls.   --Robynson (More's Utopia).
 To dig down, to undermine and cause to fall by digging; as, to dig down a wall.
 To dig from, To dig out of, To dig out,  To dig up, to get out or obtain by digging; as, to dig coal from or out of a mine; to dig out fossils; to dig up a tree. The preposition is often omitted; as, the men are digging coal, digging iron ore, digging potatoes.
 To dig in, (a) to cover by digging; as, to dig in manure. (b) To entrench oneself so as to give stronger resistance; -- used of warfare or negotiating situations.
 to dig in one's heels To offer stubborn resistance.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dig, v. i.
 1. To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve.
    Dig for it more than for hid treasures.   --Job iii. 21.
    I can not dig; to beg I am ashamed.   --Luke xvi. 3.
 2. Mining To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.
 3. To work hard or drudge; specif. (U. S.): To study ploddingly and laboriously. [Colloq.]
    Peter dug at his books all the harder.    --Paul L. Ford.
 4.  Mach. Of a tool: To cut deeply into the work because ill set, held at a wrong angle, or the like, as when a lathe tool is set too low and so sprung into the work.
 To dig out, to depart; to leave, esp. hastily; decamp. [Slang, U. S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dig, n.
 1. A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4. [Colloq.]
 2. A plodding and laborious student. [Cant, U.S.]
 3. A tool for digging. [Dial. Eng.]
 4.  An act of digging.
 5. An amount to be dug.
 6. Mining same as Gouge.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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]
      v 1: turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over
           the soil for aeration" [syn: delve, cut into, turn
      2: create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel" [syn: dig
      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]