dig and delve

dig and delve

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  • dig — vb Dig, delve, spade, grub, excavate mean to use a spade or similar utensil in breaking up the ground to a point below the surface and in turning or removing the earth or bringing to the surface of something below it. Dig, the commonest word,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dig — [n] insult crack, cut, cutting remark, gibe, innuendo, jeer, quip, slur, sneer, taunt, wisecrack; concept 54 Ant. compliment, flattery, praise dig [v1] delve into; hollow out bore, break up, bulldoze, burrow, cat, channel, clean, concave, deepen …   New thesaurus

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delve — Delvev. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delving}.] [AS. delfan to dig; akin to OS. bidelban to bury, D. delven to dig, MHG. telben, and possibly to E. dale. Cf. {Delf} a mine.] 1. To dig; to open (the ground) as with a spade. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delve — [delv] v [: Old English; Origin: delfan [i] to dig ] 1.) to try to find more information about someone or something delve into ▪ research that delves deeply into this issue 2.) [always + adverb/preposition] to search for something by putting your …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Dig — Dig, v. i. 1. To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve. [1913 Webster] Dig for it more than for hid treasures. Job iii. 21. [1913 Webster] I can not dig; to beg I am ashamed. Luke xvi. 3. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dig — early 14c. (diggen), of uncertain origin, perhaps related to dike and ditch, either via O.Fr. diguer (ultimately from a Germanic source), or directly from an unrecorded O.E. word. Native words were deolfan (see DELVE (Cf. delve)), grafan (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • delve — ► VERB 1) reach inside a receptacle and search for something. 2) research intensively into something. 3) literary dig or excavate. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • dig — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. shovel, spade, excavate, grub, delve; labor, speed; unearth; slang, enjoy (see pleasure). See concavity, exertion. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Insult] Syn. gibe, taunt, innuendo, cut; see insult , ridicule …   English dictionary for students

  • dig — [[t]dɪ̱g[/t]] ♦♦♦ digs, digging, dug 1) VERB If people or animals dig, they make a hole in the ground or in a pile of earth, stones, or rubbish. They tried digging in a patch just below the cave... [V n] Dig a largish hole and bang the stake in… …   English dictionary

  • delve — 1. verb /dɛlv/ a) To dig the ground, especially with a shovel. I got a spade from the tool house, and began to delve with all my might it scraped the coffin; I fell to work with my hands; the wood commenced cracking about the screws; I was on the …   Wiktionary

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