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Definition of dig:

  1. A plodding and laborious student.
  2. A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4.
  3. A tool for digging.
  4. An act of digging.
  5. An amount to be dug.
  6. Gouge.
  7. Of a tool: To cut deeply into the work because ill set, held at a wrong angle, or the like, as when a lathe tool is set too low and so sprung into the work.
  8. To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.
  9. To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.
  10. To study ploddingly and laboriously.
  11. To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.
  12. To thrust; to poke.
  13. To turn up, or delve in, ( earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up ( the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade.
  14. To work hard or drudge;
  15. To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve.

Synonyms:

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