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Synonyms 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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dig(v. a.)

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

  2. dig(v. a.)

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

  3. dig(v. n.)

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

  4. dig(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Low.] punch, poke, thrust

  5. dig(n.)

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

  6. dig(n.)

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

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)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    digging, excavate, digs, excavation, widen, widening, drilling, burrow, dug, burrowing

How to pronounce dig?

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How to say dig in sign language?

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How to use dig in a sentence?

  1. Lori Day:

    The shaming and the anger and the 'you're dumb' kind of stuff that people are doing isn't working, i think it is making people dig in more and it seems to me what has to happen is a different type of dialogue that is a little bit more empathetic and more listening and more saying, 'I understand how you feel and that this is scary.'.

  2. Jason Aldean:

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

  3. Ben McAdams:

    Before making any judgments, I want to know the facts of what occurred between the President and Ukraine, i share Sen. (Mitt) Romney's view that If the President used his position to pressure a foreign power to dig up dirt on a rival for his own personal gain, it would be deeply troubling. I believe it would be a betrayal of the loyalty owed to our country and the Constitution.

  4. Grzegorz Skowro?ski:

    The lignite mines are definitely to blame. The lake dropped by five metres since they started to massively drain the soil to dig for coal at the Jó?win mine.

  5. Jan Dawson:

    Apple and the rest of the tech industry will dig in their heels. i think that this case could become the trigger for a bigger discussion around encryption and backdoors, but it’s very hard to tell how it will all go.


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