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’

SYNONYMS

like, love, adore, take great pleasure in, delight in, enjoy, appreciate, be keen on

get a kick out of, get a buzz out of, go a bundle on

ANTONYMS

dislike

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

SYNONYMS

understand, comprehend, follow

grasp, make out

get, get someone's drift, get the picture, see the light


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

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

      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, find, find out, turn up, come across, discover, detect, reveal, bring to light, bring into the open, expose