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dig (sth) into sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with dig   /dɪɡ/ ( present participle digging, past tense and past participle dug) us  
to press or push, or to press or push an object, hard into someone or something: A stone was digging into my heel. She dug her fingernails into my wrist.
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