dig
I. verb (dug; digging) Etymology: Middle English diggen Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to break up, turn, or loosen (as earth) with an implement b. to prepare the soil of <
dig a garden
>
2. a. to bring to the surface by digging ; unearth <
dig potatoes
>
b. to bring to light or out of hiding <
dig up facts
>
3. to hollow out or form by removing earth ; excavate <
dig a hole
>
4. to drive down so as to penetrate ; thrust 5. poke, prod 6. a. to pay attention to ; notice <
dig that fancy hat
>
b. understand, appreciate <
couldn't dig the medical jargon
>
c. like, admire <
high school students dig short poetry — David Burmester
>
intransitive verb 1. to turn up, loosen, or remove earth ; delve 2. to work hard or laboriously 3. to advance by or as if by removing or pushing aside material II. noun Date: 1797 1. a. thrust, poke b. a cutting remark 2. plural a. accommodations for living or working b. chiefly British lodging, hotel 3. an archaeological excavation site; also the excavation itself III. abbreviation digest

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