from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To search deeply and laboriously.
- intransitive verb To research or make inquiries into something.
- intransitive verb To undertake an activity or occupation undeterred by difficulty or uncertainty.
- intransitive verb To discuss or explain something, especially in detail.
- intransitive verb To enter or move into an area in which movement is difficult.
- intransitive verb To dig the ground, as with a spade.
- intransitive verb Archaic To dig (ground) with a spade.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To dig; turn up or excavate with a spade or some other tool.
- To bury.
- To practise digging; labor with the spade.
- Figuratively, to carry on laborious or continued research or investigation, as one digging for hidden treasure.
- noun A place dug or hollowed out; a pitfall; a ditch; a den; a cave.
- noun That which is dug out: as, a delve of coals (a certain quantity of coal dug from a mine).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To dig or labor with a spade, or as with a spade; to labor as a drudge.
- noun A place dug; a pit; a ditch; a den; a cave.
- transitive verb To dig; to open (the ground) as with a spade.
- transitive verb To dig into; to penetrate; to trace out; to fathom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb intransitive To
digthe ground, especially with a shovel.
- verb transitive, intransitive To
search thoroughlyand carefullyfor information, research, dig into, penetrate, fathom, trace out
- verb transitive, intransitive To dig, to excavate.
- noun A
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb turn up, loosen, or remove earth
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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