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Synonyms for dig
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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. dig, excavation, archeological sitenoun

    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, gibenoun

    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. dignoun

    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, dignoun

    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, jabverb

    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 oververb

    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 outverb

    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, moilverb

    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 outverb

    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. digverb

    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, hollowverb

    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, digverb

    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, apprehendverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. digverb

    Synonyms:
    excavate, delve, scoop, SCRATCH, hollow out

  2. digverb

    Synonyms:
    break up (with a spade, hoe, &c.)

  3. digverb

    Synonyms:
    delve, work with a spade, hoe, &c

  4. dignoun

    Synonyms:
    [Low.] punch, poke, thrust

  5. dignoun

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] innuendo, insinuation, oblique hint, sly remark

  6. dignoun

    Synonyms:
    [at colleges, U. S.] plodding student

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. dignoun

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

  2. digverb

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

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How to use dig in a sentence?

  1. John Cabrera:

    Didsomeone help her ? we always believe that there was someone who might have helped her. We do know that she actually used some of the tenants to dig some of the holes. We know she hired other people … But whether those who dug the holes ended up in them ? Did they dig their own graves ? I could n’t say. She was really good at using other people to get jobs done and taking advantage of them. Dorothea Puente passed away in 2011 at the Central California Women’s Facility at age 82 from natural causes. At the time, Dorothea Puente was serving two life sentences and a concurrent 15-year-to-life sentence. While Dorothea Puente was initially charged in nine deaths, the jury didn't reach verdicts in six of them. John Cabrera said the one lesson viewers will learn from the documentary is the classic and true saying – never judge a book by its cover. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP John Cabrera warned viewers not to judge a book by its cover. ( Oxygen).

  2. Melody Cutler:

    Four of those skiers were able to dig their way out, all four of the remaining are deceased.

  3. Raymond Zar:

    We all have a shovel in life. Some of us use it to build a pyramid with a great view, and some dig a hole to nowhere.

  4. Ronnie Kasrils:

    It was vital that Zuma had the heads of intelligence to do his bidding. It gives you the ability to dig up dirt on politicians and keep a close eye on opponents.

  5. Tom Iannucci:

    Where we're standing right now looked like an Olympic-sized swimming pool made out of sand, they'd have the backhoe scrape away a foot or two, and then a bunch of the agents would jump in and dig around for a bit.


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