dig

I.
/dɪg / (say dig)

verb (dug or, Archaic, digged, digging)
verb (i)
1. to break up, turn over, or remove earth, etc., as with a spade; make an excavation.
2. to make one's way by, or as by, digging.
verb (t)
3. to penetrate and loosen (the ground) with a spade, etc.
4. to make (a hole, tunnel, etc.) by removing material.
noun
5. thrust; poke.
6. a cutting, sarcastic remark.
7. an archaeological site undergoing excavation.
8. Cricket an innings.
phrase
9. dig deep, to donate generously to a cause.
10. dig down (deep) into, to investigate and analyse: to dig down deep into the causes of the war.
11. dig for gold, Chiefly US Colloquial to pick one's nose.
12. dig in,
a. to dig trenches, as in order to defend a position in battle.
b. to maintain one's position or opinion firmly.
c. Colloquial to apply oneself vigorously.
d. Colloquial to begin to eat heartily.
13. dig into,
a. to thrust, plunge, or force into: he dug his heel into the ground.
b. Colloquial to apply oneself vigorously to (work, eating, etc.).
14. dig out,
a. Also, dig up. to obtain and remove by digging.
b. Cricket (of a batman) to block (a yorker)
15. dig (the) dirt on someone, to attempt to find discreditable information about someone.
16. dig up,
a. to break up and turn over with a spade: to dig up the soil.
b. Also, dig out. to obtain and remove by digging.
c. to find or discover by effort or search.
{Middle English diggen, probably from French diguer, of Germanic origin}
II.
[c]/dɪg / (say dig)

verb (t) (dug, digging)
Colloquial
1. to like, understand or appreciate.
2. to take notice of; pay attention to.
{origin uncertain; originally Black English and jazz slang; compare Wolof deg(a) understand}
III.
/dɪg / (say dig)

noun Colloquial
(a common form of address among men): G'day, dig!
{shortened form of digger (def. 5)
IV.
/dɪg / (say dig)

phrase stand on one's dig, Colloquial
to insist that one is treated with the respect that is one's due.
{shortened form of dignity}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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