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verb dig pronunciation in British 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 spade
    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. 2
    [intransitive] to try to find out information about someone, especially when they do not want you to
    The press have already started to dig.
  3. 3
    [transitive] informal old-fashioned to like something. This word was used a lot by hippies in the 1960s
    I really dig their music.
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