Textual thesaurus for "dig"

(noun) jab

the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs

(noun) digging, excavation

the act of digging

there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton

(noun) slam, shaft, shot, barb, jibe, gibe

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

(noun) archeological site, excavation

the site of an archeological exploration

they set up camp next to the dig

(verb) compass, comprehend, get the picture, grasp, grok, apprehend, savvy

get the meaning of something

Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

(verb) stab, poke, prod, jab

poke or thrust abruptly

he jabbed his finger into her ribs

(verb) delve, cut into, turn over

turn up, loosen, or remove earth

Dig we must; turn over the soil for aeration

(verb) excavate, hollow

remove the inner part or the core of

the mining company wants to excavate the hillside

(verb) dig out

create by digging

dig a hole; dig out a channel

(verb) dig out, dig up

remove, harvest, or recover by digging

dig salt; dig coal

(verb) moil, drudge, fag, grind, labor, labour, toil, travail

work hard

She was digging away at her math homework; Lexicographers drudge all day long