Translation of "dig" - English-Spanish dictionary


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

B1 to break up and move soil using a tool, a machine, or your hands

remover la tierra (de)
Digging in the garden is good exercise.

to make a hole in the ground by moving some of the ground or soil away

excavar, cavar
They dug a huge hole in the road.

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


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 phrasal verb

to get out by digging

sacar, desenterrar
We had to dig the car out of the mud.

to find by searching

encontrar, descubrir, sacar
I’ll see if I can dig out that photo.
dig up phrasal verb

to dig something from out of the ground

arrancar, desenterrar, levantar
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-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)