dig in
verb Date: 1827 transitive verb 1. to cover or incorporate by burying <
dig in compost
>
2. to establish in a dug defensive position <
the platoon was well dug in
>
intransitive verb 1. to establish a defensive position especially by digging trenches 2. a. to go resolutely to work b. to begin eating 3. to hold stubbornly to a position 4. to scuff the ground for better footing while batting (as in baseball)

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