Third person singular
- (transitive & intransitive) If you dig a hole, you make it bigger by removing material, usually using a shovel or your hands.
- You will need to dig the hole larger than the roots of the tree you want to plant.
- They've been digging for gold for months, but they haven't found a thing.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you dig somewhere for something, you look there for it.
- He dug in his pocket for another ten cents.
- After digging through the files, he finally found what he was looking for.
- (transitive) If you dig something, you take it out of the ground, usually using a shovel.
- Can you go out to the garden and dig some onions?
- (intransitive) If you dig up dirt on someone, you find hidden information that can hurt them.
- Before the trial, they dug up a bunch of dirt on her.
- (transitive) If you dig a hole for yourself, you make your own problems.
- Mr. Bush has dug himself a hole that he can't get out of.
- (transitive), (slang) If you dig something, you like it.
- I really dig your new car.
- (countable) A dig is a short negative comment about someone.
- In a dig at the teacher, he said she's lucky to be right even once in a while.
- (countable) A dig is a place where people are digging.
- There's a dig in the middle of the city where they found some old bones.
- (plural only; not used in singular form) (slang) (UK) Your digs is the room that you rent to live in.