US: /ˈdɪɡ/
UK: /dˈɪɡ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

dig /dig/
  • danh từ
    • sự đào, sự bới, sự xới, sự cuốc (đất)
    • sự thúc; cú thúc
      • to give someone a dig in the ribs: thúc vào sườn ai
    • sự chỉ trích cay độc
      • a dig at someone: sự chỉ trích ai cay độc
    • (khảo cổ học) (thông tục) sự khai quật
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) sinh viên học gạo
    • ngoại động từ dug
      • đào bới, xới, cuốc (đất...)
        • to dig a hole: đào một cái lỗ
        • to dig potatoes: bới khoai
      • thúc, án sâu, thọc sâu
        • to dig a strick into the sand: ấn sâu cái gậy xuống cát
        • to dig somebody in the ribs: thúc vào sườn ai
      • moi ra, tìm ra
        • to dig the truth out of somebody: moi sự thật ở ai
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) chú ý tới
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) hiểu rõ
      • nội động từ
        • đào bới, xới, cuốc
          • to dig for gold: đào tìm vàng
        • ((thường) + into), for moi móc, tìm tòi, nghiên cứu
          • to dig for information: moi móc tin tức
          • to dig into an author: nghiên cứu tìm tòi ở một tác giả
        • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) học gạo
        • to dig down
          • đào (chân tường...) cho đổ xuống
        • to dig fỏ
          • moi móc, tìm tòi
        • to dig from
          • đào lên, moi lên
        • to dig in (into)
          • thúc, ấn sâu, thọc (cái thúc ngựa, đầu mũi kiếm...)
        • chôn vùi
          • to dig oneself in: ẩn mình (bằng cách đào hàm trú ẩn...)
        • to dig out
          • đào ra, moi ra, khai quật; tìm ra
        • to dig out a secret: moi ra được một điều bí mật
        • to dig up
          • xới (đất); đào lên, bới lên (khoai...)
        • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) nhận, lĩnh (tiền)
        • to dig a pit for someone
          • (xem) pit

      Advanced English dictionary

      verb, noun
      + verb (digging, dug, dug )
      1 ~ (for sth) to make a hole in the ground or to move soil from one place to another using your hands, a tool or a machine: [V] to dig for coal / gold / Roman remains + They dug deeper and deeper but still found nothing. + I think I'll do some digging in the garden. + [VN] to dig a ditch / grave / hole / tunnel + (BrE) I've been digging the garden.
      2 [VN] to remove sth from the ground with a tool: I'll dig some potatoes for lunch.
      3 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] to search in sth in order to find an object in sth: I dug around in my bag for a pen.
      4 [VN] (old-fashioned, spoken) (slang) to approve of or like sth very much
      Idioms: dig deep (into sth)
      1 to search thoroughly for information: You'll need to dig deep into the records to find the figures you want.
      2 to try hard to provide the money, equipment, etc. that is needed: We're asking you to dig deep for the earthquake victims.
      dig your heels / toes in to refuse to do sth or to change your mind about sth: They dug in their heels and would not lower the price.
      dig (deep) in / into your pocket(s), savings, etc. to spend a lot of your own money on sth
      dig sb in the ribs to push your finger or your elbow into sb's side, especially to attract their attention
      dig yourself into a hole to get yourself into a bad situation that it will be very difficult to get out of
      dig your own grave
      dig a grave for yourself to do sth that will have very harmful results for you
      Phrasal Verbs: dig in (spoken)
      1 used to tell sb to start to eat: Help yourselves, everybody! Dig in!
      2 to wait, or deal with a difficult situation, with great patience: There is nothing we can do except dig in and wait.
      dig sth<->in
      1 to mix soil with another substance by digging the two substances together: The manure should be well dug in.
      2 to push sth into sth else: He dug his fork into the steak.
      dig yourself in (of soldiers) to protect yourself against an attack by making a safe place in the ground
      dig into sth
      1 (informal) to start to eat food with enthusiasm: She dug into her bowl of pasta.
      2 to push or rub against your body in a painful or uncomfortable way: His fingers dug painfully into my arm.
      3 to find out information by searching or asking questions: Will you dig a little into his past and see what you find?
      dig sth into sth
      1 to mix soil with another substance by digging the two substances together
      2 to push or press sth into sth else: She dug her hands deeper into her pockets.
      dig sb/sth<->out (of sth)
      1 to remove sb/sth from somewhere by digging the ground around them or it: More than a dozen people were dug out of the avalanche alive.
      2 to find sth that has been hidden or forgotten for a long time: I went to the attic and dug out Grandad's medals.
      dig sth<->over to prepare ground by digging the soil to remove stones, etc.
      dig sth<->up
      1 to break the ground into small pieces before planting seeds, building sth, etc: They are digging up the football field to lay a new surface.
      2 to remove sth from the ground by digging
      Synonym: UNEARTH
      An old Roman vase was dug up here last month.
      3 to discover information about sb/sth
      Synonym: UNEARTH
      Tabloid newspapers love to dig up scandal.
      + noun
      -see also DIGS
      1 a small push with your finger or elbow: She gave him a dig in the ribs.
      2 ~ (at sb/sth) a remark that is intended to annoy or upset sb: He kept making sly little digs at me. + to have a dig at sb/sth
      3 an occasion when an organized group of people dig in the ground to discover old buildings or objects, in order to find out more about their history
      Synonym: EXCAVATION
      to go on a dig + an archaeological dig

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 excavate, burrow, gouge, scoop, hollow out; tunnel:
      He dug a hole in which to set the post.
      2 nudge, thrust, stab, jab, plunge, force, prod, poke:
      I dug my spurs into my horse and rode off. He kept digging me in the ribs with his finger.
      3 appreciate, enjoy, like, understand:
      They really dig the jazz of the big-band era.
      4 notice, note, look at, regard:
      Hey, man, dig that crazy gear!
      5 dig into. probe (into), delve into, go deeply into, explore, look into, research, study:
      We dug into many books of forgotten lore to find the words of the magic spell.
      6 dig out or up. unearth, disinter, exhume, bring up, find, obtain, extract, ferret out, winkle out, discover, bring to light, expose, dredge up, extricate, come up with, Australian fossick:
      I dug out an old book on witchcraft. She has dug up some interesting information about your friend Glover.
      7 thrust, poke, jab, stab, nudge:
      She playfully gave him a dig in the ribs.
      8 insult, insinuation, gibe, slur; taunt, jeer; Colloq slap (in the face), wisecrack, crack, US low blow:
      Referring to him as a Dartmoor graduate was a nasty dig.

      Collocation dictionary

      1 hard push



      VERB + DIG

      She gave him a sharp dig in the ribs.
      | feel, get


      a dig in the ribs

      2 critical remark


      little | sly
      I resisted the temptation to get in a sly dig at Fred.

      VERB + DIG

      get in, have, make


      ~ about, ~ at
      They were having a little dig at her about the way she tells everybody else what to do.

      3 in the ground



      VERB + DIG

      go on
      I went on an archaeological dig over the summer.

      DIG + VERB

      reveal sth
      The dig revealed the site of a Roman villa.

      Concise English dictionary

      +the site of an archeological exploration
      +an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
      +a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)
      +the act of digging
      +the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
      +turn up, loosen, or remove earth
      +create by digging
      +work hard
      +remove the inner part or the core of
      +poke or thrust abruptly
      +get the meaning of something