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Synonyms for dig
dɪg

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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. David Keyes:

    Hamas is attempting to fool the world but it will not succeed, daily, Hamas leaders call for genocide of all Jews and the destruction of Israel. They dig terror tunnels and have launched thousands upon thousands of missiles at Israeli civilians. Schools and mosques run by Hamas teach children that Jews are apes and pigs. This is the real Hamas.

  2. 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.

  3. Magnus Nysveen:

    We will start to see that this starts to dig into global oil demand in a very significant way.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    You're going to dig into his proposals and how much they cost and what does it mean, and, you know, how does his tax policy work and he's subjected, then, to a rigor that hasn't happened yet.

  5. Ang Tshering:

    Climbers usually dig holes in the snow for their toilet use and leave the human waste there.

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