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Antonyms for dig
dɪg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dig, excavation, archeological site(noun)

    the site of an archeological exploration

    "they set up camp next to the dig"

    Synonyms:
    barb, excavation, jab, slam, shot, shaft, archeological site, digging, jibe, gibe, mining

  2. shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    calamus, beam, shaft, archeological site, stab, peter, shaft of light, diaphysis, guessing, excavation, ray of light, pecker, digging, snap, jab, guesswork, cock, rotating shaft, blastoff, stroke, ray, barb, prick, shooter, scape, slam, scene, spear, dick, crack, tool, lance, snapshot, shooting, light beam, quill, gibe, guess, beam of light, sweep, putz, jibe, irradiation, injection, pellet, dead reckoning, shot

  3. dig(noun)

    a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)

    "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"

    Synonyms:
    barb, excavation, jab, slam, shot, shaft, archeological site, digging, jibe, gibe

  4. excavation, digging, dig(noun)

    the act of digging

    "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"

    Synonyms:
    barb, excavation, jab, slam, shot, shaft, archeological site, digging, jibe, gibe, mining

  5. dig, jab(verb)

    the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

    "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"

    Synonyms:
    barb, thrust, excavation, jabbing, jab, slam, shot, thrusting, poking, poke, shaft, archeological site, digging, jibe, gibe

  6. dig, delve, cut into, turn over(verb)

    turn up, loosen, or remove earth

    "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"

    Synonyms:
    compass, delve, bowl over, toil, grind, debate, flip, drudge, moil, dig up, consider, jab, reach, cut into, roll, poke, turn, grasp, moot, prod, pass on, give, deliberate, tip over, overturn, travail, labour, pass, hollow, stab, apprehend, upset, comprehend, flip over, turn over, excavate, savvy, labor, tump over, grok, get the picture, knock over, hand, dig out

  7. dig, dig out(verb)

    create by digging

    "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel"

    Synonyms:
    stab, savvy, dig up, cut into, prod, grind, travail, turn over, jab, delve, hollow, labour, compass, comprehend, poke, apprehend, get the picture, grok, toil, excavate, labor, dig out, grasp, moil, drudge

  8. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil(verb)

    work hard

    "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

    Synonyms:
    compass, comminute, tug, boil, roil, toil, grind, craunch, drudge, moil, dig up, tire, wear out, poke, cut into, crunch, churn, cranch, jab, grasp, weary, prod, jade, tire out, wear upon, fatigue, travail, delve, get the picture, drive, hollow, stab, apprehend, outwear, comprehend, turn over, excavate, labor, mash, wear down, savvy, push, grok, wear, bray, dig out, grate, fag out, labour

  9. dig, dig up, dig out(verb)

    remove, harvest, or recover by digging

    "dig salt"; "dig coal"

    Synonyms:
    stab, savvy, dig up, cut into, prod, grind, travail, turn over, jab, delve, hollow, labour, compass, comprehend, poke, apprehend, get the picture, turn up, grok, toil, excavate, labor, dig out, grasp, moil, drudge

  10. dig(verb)

    thrust down or into

    "dig the oars into the water"; "dig your foot into the floor"

    Synonyms:
    stab, savvy, dig up, cut into, prod, grind, travail, turn over, jab, delve, hollow, labour, compass, comprehend, poke, apprehend, get the picture, grok, toil, excavate, labor, dig out, grasp, moil, drudge

  11. excavate, dig, hollow(verb)

    remove the inner part or the core of

    "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"

    Synonyms:
    stab, cut into, prod, grind, travail, core out, turn over, jab, delve, hollow, labour, savvy, excavate, comprehend, compass, poke, apprehend, get the picture, grok, unearth, turn up, labor, dig out, grasp, hollow out, drudge, moil, toil, dig up

  12. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)

    poke or thrust abruptly

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

    Synonyms:
    compass, nose, incite, toil, pry, grind, drudge, moil, dig up, jab, poke, horn in, delve, nudge, grasp, prod, egg on, thump, cut into, knife, travail, labour, get the picture, hollow, stab, apprehend, pound, comprehend, turn over, excavate, savvy, labor, grok, intrude, poke at, dig out

  13. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend(verb)

    get the meaning of something

    "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

    Synonyms:
    quail at, compass, delve, embrace, toil, grind, nail, drudge, moil, encompass, dig up, arrest, jab, poke, cut into, nab, collar, grasp, prod, travail, labour, get the picture, hollow, stab, apprehend, cop, hold on, comprehend, turn over, excavate, pick up, perceive, cover, savvy, labor, grok, circumnavigate, dig out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dig(n)

    Synonyms:
    thrust, punch, poke, grind (student)

  2. dig(v)

    Synonyms:
    delve, excavate, scoop, thrust, poke, punch, jab, exhume (dig up)

How to use dig in a sentence?

  1. Bill Bratton:

    I'd prefer to just dig the whole damn thing up and put it back the way it was, where Broadway is Broadway and not a dead-end street, the activity is not occurring anywhere else in the area.

  2. Abu Ahmed:

    Yesterday there was a big Russian air strike, but we organized ourselves, with the rest of the factions. We are used to the new situation, we camouflage headquarters, and cars, and dig trenches.

  3. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    I got Bush's campaign people out in my hometown, and I have a library out there, OK? I got a library out there. So they've been living in this library trying to dig up all this stuff against me.

  4. Jason Aldean:

    [She's] really soulful, has cool, raspy kind of voice I dig listening to her sing.

  5. Anthony D'Angelo:

    When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.

How to pronounce dig?

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How to say dig in sign language?

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