Synonyms of dig


1. dig, excavation, archeological site, site, land site

usage: the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig"

2. shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe, remark, comment, input

usage: 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, dent, ding, gouge, nick

usage: 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, creating by removal

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

5. dig, jab, touch, touching

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


1. dig, delve, cut into, turn over, remove, take, take away, withdraw

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

2. dig, dig out, hollow, hollow out, core out

usage: create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel"

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

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

4. dig, dig up, dig out, excavate, unearth

usage: remove, harvest, or recover by digging; "dig salt"; "dig coal"

5. dig, thrust

usage: thrust down or into; "dig the oars into the water"; "dig your foot into the floor"

6. excavate, dig, hollow, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"

7. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig, thrust

usage: poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

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

usage: get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

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Definition and meaning of dig (Dictionary)