Translation of "dig" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /dɪɡ/ us /dɪɡ/ present participle digging, past tense and past participle dug

dig verb (MOVE SOIL)

B1 [ I or T ] to break up and move soil using a tool, a machine, or your hands

Digging (in) the garden is good exercise. 在花园里挖土是一种很好的锻炼。

B2 [ T ] to form a hole by moving soil

The tunnel was dug with the aid of heavy machinery. 在重型机械的帮助下,隧道挖通了。
The dog was digging a hole to hide its bone in. 狗正在刨坑以便把骨头藏起来。

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dig verb (SEARCH)

[ I usually + adv/prep ] to search somewhere when you are looking for an object or information

He dug into his pocket and took out a few coins. 他把手伸进口袋里摸索一番后掏出了几枚硬币。
As I dug deeper into his past (= found out more about it), I realized that there was a lot about this man that I didn't know. 随着我对他过去的深入了解,我意识到自己对这个人知道得还太少。

dig verb (PRESS)

dig sb in the ribs

to push the side of someone's body quickly with your elbow (= the middle part of the arm where it bends) often as a way of sharing a private joke with that person or to get their attention


dig verb (APPROVE)

[ T ] old-fashioned slang to like or understand something

Hey, I really dig those shoes! 嘿,我真的非常喜欢那双鞋!
You dig my meaning, man? 伙计,你懂我的意思吗?

dignoun [ C ]

uk /dɪɡ/ us /dɪɡ/

dig noun [ C ] (REMARK)

a remark that is intended to criticize, embarrass, or make a joke about someone

He's always taking digs/a dig at me. 他总是奚落我。
UK also He's always having/making dig/a dig at me. 他总是奚落我。

dig noun [ C ] (REMOVE SOIL)

the process of carefully removing soil and objects from an area of historical interest

an archaeological dig 考古挖掘

dig noun [ C ] (ACCOMMODATION)

digs [ plural ] mainly UK

informal for lodgings

Many students in London have to live in digs. 很多学生在伦敦不得不寄宿在别人家中。

(Translation of “dig” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)