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  1. [noun] the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig"
    Synonyms: excavation, archeological site

  2. [noun] an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
    Synonyms: shot, shaft, slam, barb, jibe, gibe

  3. [noun] a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"

  4. [noun] the act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"
    Synonyms: excavation, ging

  5. [noun] the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
    Synonyms: jab

  6. [verb] turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"
    Synonyms: delve, cut into, turn over

  7. [verb] create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel"
    Synonyms: out

  8. [verb] work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
    Synonyms: labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, moil

  9. [verb] remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite"
    Synonyms: excavate, hollow

  10. [verb] poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
    Synonyms: jab, prod, stab, poke

  11. [verb] get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
    Synonyms: get the picture, comprehend, savvy, grasp, compass, apprehend


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