Translation of "dig" - English-French dictionary


verb transitive-intransitivedig /dɪg/ ( digging pt pp dug )
to remove dirt from the ground

kids digging in the sand
des enfants creusant dans le sable

to dig a hole
creuser un trou

miners digging for gold
des mineurs creusant pour extraire de l'or

dig in/into

verb phrasaldig in/into [ ˈdɪg ˈɪn/ˈɪntu, ˈɪntə ]
to press uncomfortably against

My belt is digging into my stomach.
Ma ceinture me rentre dans l'estomac.

dig out

verb phrasaldig out [ ˈdɪg ˈaʊt ]
to look for and find sth

I dug out those old pictures.
J'ai déniché ces photos anciennes.

dig up

verb phrasaldig up [ ˈdɪg ˈʌp ]
≠bury to find sth in the ground when digging

Construction workers dug up an old grave by mistake.
to reveal information by looking carefully
dénicher , exhumer

I dug up a few interesting historical facts.
J'ai exhumé quelques faits historiques intéressants.

(Translation of “dig” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


verb /diɡ/ (present participle digging, past tense, past participle dug /daɡ/)

to turn up (earth) with a spade etc

Alison is outside digging the garden.

to make (a hole) in this way

The child dug a tunnel in the sand.

to poke

He dug his brother in the ribs with his elbow.
digger noun

a machine for digging.

a mechanical digger.
dig out

to get out by digging

déterrer, sortir de
We had to dig the car out of the mud.

to find by searching

I’ll see if I can dig out that photo.
dig up

arracher, déterrer
We dug up that old tree
They dug up a skeleton
They’re digging up the road yet again.

(Translation of “dig” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)