dig

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Inflections of 'dig' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
digs
v 3rd person singular
digging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
dug
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
dug
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

dig

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. dig a [hole, trench, grave]
  2. dig up a [body, bone, grave]
  3. dig a [body] up
  4. dig for [survivors, victims]
  5. dig down into the ground
  6. dig in the [garden, yard]
  7. dig up [the past, trouble, old memories]
  8. dig up [information, dirt] on her
  9. dig up the dirt on her
  10. dig up anything you can (on her)
  11. dig [deep, deeper, deeply] into a [subject, discussion]
  12. dig into your [meal, savings, past]
  13. dig around [for clues, information]
  14. dig around in the [bag, box, back]
  15. dig out my (old) [tennis racket, guitar, books]
  16. digging yourself (deeper) into trouble
  17. dig yourself out of trouble
  18. dig out from under the [rubble, debris]
  19. [he, she] dug me in the ribs
  20. idiom: you've dug [yourself into a hole, a hole for yourself]
  21. keep digging!
  22. dig in!
  23. slang: can you dig it?
  24. slang: you dig?
  25. slang: I'm digging this [music, idea, meal]
  26. slang: I really dig this [music]
n
  1. [made, got in a dig] about her [glasses, freckles, accent, profession]
  2. took a dig about his [glasses]
  3. [an exploratory, a thorough, an archaeological] dig
  4. is out on a dig (in)
  5. is in charge of the dig
  6. [organize, set up, work on, lead] an archaeological dig
  7. [found, discovered, unearthed] on the dig
  8. the [leader, site, location] of the dig
  9. informal: lives in [crumbling, comfortable, luxurious, cozy, campus] digs
  10. informal: [rented, shared] digs near the [university, office]
  11. informal: nice digs, man!
  12. informal: wow, these are some digs!
  13. informal: lives in some fancy digs!
  14. gave him a dig in the [back, chest, ribs]
  15. took a dig to the [ribs]
n as adj
  1. the dig [leader, site, location]
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