Synonyms for dig

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : dig
Phonetic Transcription : dɪg

Top 10 synonyms for dig Other synonyms for the word dig

Définition of dig

Origin :
  • early 14c. (diggen), of uncertain origin, perhaps related to dike and ditch, either via Old French diguer (ultimately from a Germanic source), or directly from an unrecorded Old English word. Native words were deolfan (see delve), grafan (see grave (v.)).
  • Slang sense of "understand" first recorded 1934 in Black English, probably based on the notion of "excavate." A slightly varied sense of "appreciate" emerged 1939. Strong past participle dug appeared 16c., but is not etymological. Related: Digging.
  • noun insult
  • verb delve into; hollow out
  • verb thrust object into
  • verb investigate; discover
  • verb enjoy, like
  • verb understand
Example sentences :
  • As a matter of fact, we dig a gulf between the material and the spiritual which does not exist.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Now I will make you dig, dig, dig, to the very depths of the earth to bring me gold!
  • Extract from : « Opera Stories from Wagner » by Florence Akin
  • They had to dig around them carefully, so that Dr. Schliemann might see what they were.
  • Extract from : « Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae » by Jennie Hall
  • But during this work of many weeks he had taught his workmen how to dig.
  • Extract from : « Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae » by Jennie Hall
  • With better tools we will proceed to dig into these mounds and discover what they contain.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • In fact, Gryphus was beginning to dig the soil with his crooked fingers.
  • Extract from : « The Black Tulip » by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • All her doors were blocked up, and she lived alone, so there was no one to dig her out.
  • Extract from : « The Green Satin Gown » by Laura E. Richards
  • At length, it was suggested that the letters were not initials, but the complete word, DIG.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • Then he began to dig about it carefully to keep from spoiling the honey.
  • Extract from : « Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood » by George MacDonald
  • When they're dead you dig big trenches and you pile 'em in like dogs!
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole

Antonyms for dig

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