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English definition of “dig”

dig

verb     /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.Digging
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 sbDigging
(Definition of dig verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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