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 for dig
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dig \Dig\, v. i.
     1. To work with a spade or other like implement; to do
        servile work; to delve.
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              Dig for it more than for hid treasures. --Job iii.
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              I can not dig; to beg I am ashamed.   --Luke xvi. 3.
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     2. (Mining) To take ore from its bed, in distinction from
        making excavations in search of ore.
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     3. To work hard or drudge; specif. (U. S.): To study
        ploddingly and laboriously. [Colloq.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
              Peter dug at his books all the harder. --Paul L.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     4. (Mach.) Of a tool: To cut deeply into the work because ill
        set, held at a wrong angle, or the like, as when a lathe
        tool is set too low and so sprung into the work.
     To dig out, to depart; to leave, esp. hastily; decamp.
        [Slang, U. S.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dig \Dig\ (d[i^]g), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dug (d[u^]g) or
     Digged (d[i^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. Digging. -- Digged is
     archaic.] [OE. diggen, perh. the same word as diken, dichen
     (see Dike, Ditch); cf. Dan. dige to dig, dige a ditch; or
     (?) akin to E. 1st dag. [root]67.]
     1. To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to
        open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or
        other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if
        with a spade.
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              Be first to dig the ground.           --Dryden.
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     2. To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.
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     3. To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing
        earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.
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     4. To thrust; to poke. [Colloq.]
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              You should have seen children . . . dig and push
              their mothers under the sides, saying thus to them:
              Look, mother, how great a lubber doth yet wear
              pearls.                               --Robynson
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     5. To like; enjoy; admire. The whole class digs Pearl Jam.
     To dig down, to undermine and cause to fall by digging; as,
        to dig down a wall.
     To dig from, To dig out of, To dig out, To dig up, to
        get out or obtain by digging; as, to dig coal from or out
        of a mine; to dig out fossils; to dig up a tree. The
        preposition is often omitted; as, the men are digging
        coal, digging iron ore, digging potatoes.
     To dig in,
        (a) to cover by digging; as, to dig in manure.
        (b) To entrench oneself so as to give stronger resistance;
            -- used of warfare or negotiating situations.
     to dig in one's heels To offer stubborn resistance.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dig \dig\ (d[i^]g), v. t.
     1. To understand; as, do you dig me?. [slang]
     2. To notice; to look at; as, dig that crazy hat!. [slang]
     3. To appreciate and enjoy; as, he digs classical music as
        well as rock. [slang]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dig \Dig\, n.
     1. A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the
        ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4. [Colloq.]
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     2. A plodding and laborious student. [Cant, U.S.]
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     3. A tool for digging. [Dial. Eng.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     4. An act of digging.
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     5. An amount to be dug.
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     6. (Mining) same as Gouge.
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     7. a critical and sometimes sarcastic or insulting remark,
        but often good-humored; as, celebrities at a roast must
        suffer through countless digs.
     8. An archeological excavation site.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp
           next to the dig" [syn: dig, excavation, archeological
      2: 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" [syn: shot, shaft, slam,
         dig, barb, jibe, gibe]
      3: 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: the act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going
         on near Princeton" [syn: excavation, digging, dig]
      5: the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or
         elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs" [syn: dig,
      v 1: turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over
           the soil for aeration" [syn: dig, delve, cut into,
           turn over]
      2: create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel" [syn:
         dig, dig out]
      3: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework";
         "Lexicographers drudge all day long" [syn: labor, labour,
         toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil]
      4: remove, harvest, or recover by digging; "dig salt"; "dig
         coal" [syn: dig, dig up, dig out]
      5: thrust down or into; "dig the oars into the water"; "dig your
         foot into the floor"
      6: remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company
         wants to excavate the hillside" [syn: excavate, dig,
      7: poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
         [syn: jab, prod, stab, poke, dig]
      8: get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning
         of this letter?" [syn: grok, get the picture,
         comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  317 Moby Thesaurus words for "dig":
     Parthian shot, abide, absorb, abysm, abyss, accept, appreciate,
     apprehend, assault, assimilate, back answer, backset, bang, bash,
     bat, be affected, be in tune, be inspired, be involved, be moved,
     be with one, bear, bear upon, bearing, beat the bushes, beating,
     belt, bide, biff, blow, bone, bonk, boost, bore, bring in, buck,
     bull, bulldoze, bump, bump against, bunt, burrow, butt,
     butt against, care about, catch, catch on, catch the flame,
     catch the infection, caustic remark, change color, chasm, chop,
     clip, clout, clump, color with emotion, comeback, comprehend, con,
     conceive, contemplate, countersink, crack, cram, crop, crop herbs,
     crowd, cultivate, culture, cut, cutting remark, dash, deepen,
     delve, depress, dig out, dig up, digest, diggings, dike, dint,
     dive, dredge, dress, drill, drive, drub, drubbing, drudge,
     drumming, dump, dwell, echo, elbow, elucubrate, empathize with,
     enter, examine, excavate, excavation, explore, fag, fallow, fathom,
     fertilize, fleer, flout, follow, foolery, forage, force, frisk,
     furrow, fusillade, gather, gather in, get, get hold of,
     get the drift, get the idea, get the picture, gibe, gibing retort,
     glean, go, go over, go through, goad, gouge, gouge out, grabble,
     grasp, grind, groove, grub, gulf, hammer, hammer away, hang out,
     harrow, harvest, have, have it taped, hay, head, hit, hoe, hunt,
     hurtle, hustle, identify with, jab, jam, jape, jeer, jest, jog,
     joggle, jolt, jostle, ken, knock, know, learn, leg-pull, lick,
     like, list, live, look around, look round, look through, lower,
     lucubrate, master, mind, mine, mock, moil, mow, mulch, nose around,
     nudge, nut, parting shot, peg, peg away, pelt, penetrate, peruse,
     pick, pierce, pile drive, pit, plod, plow, pluck, plug, plug along,
     plug away, plunge, plunge into, plunk, poke, poke around,
     pore over, pound, pound away, practice, press, pressure, probe,
     prod, prune, pry, punch, push, put-down, put-on, quarry, quip,
     rake, ram, ram down, rap, rattle, react, read, realize, reap,
     reap and carry, regard studiously, relate to emotionally, relish,
     research, respond, restudy, review, root, root out, rude reproach,
     run, run against, sap, savvy, scoff, scoop, scoop out, scrabble,
     scrape, scratch, scurrility, search, search through, see, seize,
     seize the meaning, sense, shaft, shake, share, short answer,
     shoulder, shove, shovel, sink, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack,
     smash, smell around, sock, spade, stab, stick, stress, stroke,
     study, swat, swing, swipe, swot, sympathize with, take, take in,
     tamp, tattoo, taunt, thin, thin out, thrust, thump, thwack, till,
     till the soil, toil, travail, trench, trough, tunnel, twit,
     understand, verbal thrust, vet, wade through, weed, weed out, well,
     whack, whop, work, work away, workings, yerk

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