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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theydig around
he/she/itdigs around
present participledigging around
past tensedug around
past participledug around
  1. 1
    to try to find something inside a place or container by searching in every part of it

    She dug around in her handbag for a pen.

  2. 2
    to try very hard to find out information about someone, especially when they do not want you to
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