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