Synonyms of dig in English:

dig


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verb

1‘they dug my garden for me’

SYNONYMS

cultivate, till, harrow, plough, turn over, work, break up, spade

delve, break up soil, break up earth, break up ground, move earth, move soil

2‘they tried to dig a tunnel under the house’

SYNONYMS

excavate, dig out, quarry, hollow out, scoop out, gouge out, cut, bore, tunnel, burrow, mine, channel

3‘there were no cows to milk and no vegetables to dig’

SYNONYMS

unearth, dig up, pull up, grub up, root up, root out, bring to the surface, extract from the ground

harvest, gather, collect

4‘Winnie dug her elbow into his ribs’

SYNONYMS

poke, prod, jab, stab, shove, ram, push, thrust, drive, nudge

5‘they asked questions and dug into my past’

SYNONYMS

delve, probe, search, enquire, look

investigate, research, examine, scrutinize, check up on, vet

North American check out

6‘he's great and I dig talking with him’

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7‘this art is symbolic—do you dig me?’


noun

1‘Emma gave me a dig in the ribs’

SYNONYMS

poke, prod, jab, stab, shove, push, nudge, elbow

2‘they're always making digs at one another’

SYNONYMS

snide remark, cutting remark, jibe, jeer, taunt, sneer, insult, barb, slur, slight, affront, insinuation

informal wisecrack, crack, put-down


Phrases

    dig something up

      1‘the bodies were hastily dug up’

      SYNONYMS

      exhume, disinter, unearth, bring to the surface, bring out of the ground

      rare

      disentomb, unbury

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      2‘they dug up scandalous facts about top businessmen’

      SYNONYMS

      uncover, unearth, dredge up, root out, hunt out, ferret out, nose out, sniff out, track down, extricate, turn up, come across, discover, detect, reveal, bring to light, bring into the open, expose

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