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present tense
I/you/we/theydig in
he/she/itdigs in
present participledigging in
past tensedug in
past participledug in

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] informal to start eating food with a lot of enthusiasm

    Come on, everybody – dig in!

  2. 2
    [intransitive] if something digs in, it presses hard into something else

    She gripped his arm so hard that her nails dug in.

  3. 4
    [intransitive] to prepare yourself for a difficult situation
    dig in for:

    Both sides are digging in for a long and bitter dispute.

  4. 5
    [transitive] to mix something into the ground by digging

    You need to dig the fertilizer in.

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