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verb dig pronunciation in American English /dɪɡ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydig
he/she/itdigs
present participledigging
past tensedug
past participledug
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make a hole in earth or sand using your hands, a machine, or a tool, especially a shovel

    The children like to dig in the sand.

    We dug a hole and planted the tree.

    dig for something (=dig in order to find something):

    The boys were digging for worms.

    freshly/newly dug:

    a freshly dug grave

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  2. 3
    [intransitive] to try to find out information about someone, especially when they do not want you to

    The press has already started to dig.

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