Meaning of “dig” - Learner’s Dictionary


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

B1 [ I, T ] to break or move the ground with a tool, machine, etc:

Digging the garden is good exercise.

More examples

dig a hole/tunnel, etc

B2 to make a hole in the ground by moving some of the ground or soil away:

They've dug a huge hole in the road.
→ See also dig the/up dirt on sb

(Definition of “dig verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)