Meaning of “dug” in the English Dictionary


"dug" in English

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uk /dʌɡ/ us /dʌɡ/

past simple and past participle of dig

Examples from literature

  • Buried treasure almost always needs to be dug up and removed. 
  • Here, to their complete mystification, they saw a large hole about four feet in depth had been dug. 
  • In spite of miles and miles of snow-sheds and snow-fences, and ever so many steam snow-plows, the railroad is blocked now and then until a way can be dug through huge heaps of drift. 
  • They dropped their clam shells near the holes they had dug, and started up the beach. 
  • This tunnel wasn't dug in the side of a hill. 

(Definition of “dug” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dug" in American English

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us /dʌɡ/

past simple and past participle of dig

(Definition of “dug” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)