Translation of "dig" - English-German dictionary


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.

das Grabgerät
a mechanical digger.
dig out

to get out by digging

We had to dig the car out of the mud.

to find by searching

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

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–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)