Dig
Dig Dig, v. i. 1. To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve. [1913 Webster]

Dig for it more than for hid treasures. --Job iii. 21. [1913 Webster]

I can not dig; to beg I am ashamed. --Luke xvi. 3. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mining) To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore. [1913 Webster]

3. To work hard or drudge; specif. (U. S.): To study ploddingly and laboriously. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Peter dug at his books all the harder. --Paul L. Ford. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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