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Overview of noun digs

The noun digs has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. diggings, digs

(an excavation for ore or precious stones or for archaeology)

2. diggings, digs, domiciliation, lodgings, pad

(temporary living quarters)


Overview of noun dig

The noun dig has 5 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. dig, excavation, archeological site

(the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig")

2. shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe

(an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets")

3. dig

(a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover")

4. excavation, digging, dig

(the act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton")

5. dig, jab

(the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs")


Overview of verb dig

The verb dig has 8 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (9) dig, delve, cut into, turn over

(turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration")

2. (5) dig, dig out

(create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel")

3. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil

(work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long")

4. dig, dig up, dig out

(remove, harvest, or recover by digging; "dig salt"; "dig coal")

5. dig

(thrust down or into; "dig the oars into the water"; "dig your foot into the floor")

6. excavate, dig, hollow

(remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside")

7. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig

(poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs")

8. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend

(get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?")

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