English Vietnamese dictionary
- 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
- đào bới, xới, cuốc (đất...)
- 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
- đào bới, xới, cuốc
Advanced English dictionary
+ 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.
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.
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
An old Roman vase was dug up here last month.
3 to discover information about sb/sth
Tabloid newspapers love to dig up scandal.
-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
to go on a dig + an archaeological dig
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.
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
I went on an archaeological dig over the summer.
DIG + VERB
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
+remove the inner part or the core of
+poke or thrust abruptly
+get the meaning of something