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English definition of “dig”

dig

verb (MOVE EARTH)   /dɪɡ/ (present participle digging, past tense and past participle dug  /dʌɡ/)
to move and break up earth using a tool , a machine , or your hands , or to make a hole , channel , etc. by moving and breaking up earth : [I] Friends came with rakes and shovels ready to dig into the earth . [M] I was planning to go out and dig up some hibiscus plants . [T] Most people out in the country have to dig their own wells .
(Definition of dig verb (MOVE EARTH) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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