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  • v. To research a particular subject.
  • v. To heartily begin eating.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. examine physically with or as if with a probe


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  • Her feet were bare, so she curled her toes, trying to dig into the cold cement of the floor, and managed to squirm her body up the door.


  • I decided to go back to my apartment and get some breakfast, then head up to the University of Utah to dig into some textbooks on seismicity and structural geology.

    Fault Line

  • The walls were of some stonelike substance, too hard to dig into with his bare hands, too sheer to climb; the floor was packed earth.

    A Spell For Chameleon

  • His eyes seemed to dig into her face, his expression stony but with an odd undercoating of nervousness to it.


  • On the Monday after the Derby I trailed off on the one-day dig into the overblown reference and, without talking to the lady-employer herself (which would clearly have been counter-productive) I uncovered enough to phone the tight-fisted trainer with sound advice.

    Come To Grief

  • In school I studied with much more determination than other students, on a mad hurry-hurry schedule to get back home and dig into housework.


  • Maybe Marj Earnshaw — and even Father Gower — were correct, and I don’t have the right to dig into the confidential records and memories of my mother’s past.

    I. O. U.

  • They are afraid, their sharp-nailed little hands dig into our adult flesh as, big-eyed, they urge us to run as soon as we heard the RATs, run, run away now.

    Our American King


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