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Synonyms for dig
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Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  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. Cameron Todd:

    The mine never gets any bigger, you just fill in one end and dig out the other. You don't have an oil sands area the size of the city of Calgary.

  2. John M. Capozzi, Why Climb the Corporate Ladder When You Can Take the Elevator?:

    Dig where the gold is…unless you just need some exercise.

  3. Mukaibar Shah:

    Probe should be started against the media that has reported about rising Covid cases in schools to dig out its actual source of funding the program and the culprit behind it.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    We had a major American political party hire a foreign national, Christopher Steele, to dig up dirt on an American presidential candidate, as if that was not bad enough, the foreign national compiled an unverified dossier that was then used by The FBI to obtain a warrant against an American citizen and surveil an American presidential campaign.

  5. Carly Fiorina:

    When you have a 70,000 page tax code, you've got to be very wealthy, very powerful, very well-connected to dig your way through that tax code, what I will continue to point out is the fact that every policy she is pursuing will make income inequality worse, not better, crony capitalism even worse, not better.


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