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Another word for dig

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Verb
  1. To break, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example) with or as if with a tool

      1. A sturdy digging tool having a thick handle and a heavy, flat blade that can be pressed into the ground with the foot.
      2. Any of various similar digging or cutting tools.
      3. To dig or cut with a spade.
      1. A tool with a handle and a broad scoop or blade for digging and moving material, such as dirt or snow.
      2. A large mechanical device or vehicle for heavy digging or excavation.
      3. The amount that a shovel can hold; a shovelful:
      1. A shovellike utensil, usually having a deep curved dish and a short handle:
      2. A thick-handled cuplike utensil for dispensing balls of ice cream or other semisoft food, often having a sweeping band in the cup that is levered by the thumb to free the contents.
      3. A ladle; a dipper.
      1. To dig up by or as if by the roots:
      2. To clear of roots and stumps by digging:
      3. To obtain by importunity:
      1. To make a hole in; hollow out:
      2. To form by hollowing out.
      3. To remove by digging or scooping out.
      1. To search deeply and laboriously:
      2. To research or make inquiries into something:
      3. To undertake an activity or occupation undeterred by difficulty or uncertainty:
  2. To make by digging

      1. A tool with a handle and a broad scoop or blade for digging and moving material, such as dirt or snow.
      2. A large mechanical device or vehicle for heavy digging or excavation.
      3. The amount that a shovel can hold; a shovelful:
      1. A shovellike utensil, usually having a deep curved dish and a short handle:
      2. A thick-handled cuplike utensil for dispensing balls of ice cream or other semisoft food, often having a sweeping band in the cup that is levered by the thumb to free the contents.
      3. A ladle; a dipper.
      1. To make a hole in; hollow out:
      2. To form by hollowing out.
      3. To remove by digging or scooping out.
  3. To go into or through for the purpose of making discoveries or acquiring information

      1. To spy on or explore carefully in order to obtain information; reconnoiter.
      2. To observe and evaluate (a talented person), as for possible hiring.
      3. To search as a scout:
      1. To make a preliminary examination of (an area or a group, for example), usually by moving around and observing, in order to gather information, especially for military purposes:
      2. To make a reconnaissance or preliminary examination.
      3. An act of reconnoitering.
      1. A slender, flexible surgical instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity.
      2. An electrode or other device that can be placed inside something to take and convey measurements.
      3. A substance, such as DNA, that is radioactively labeled or otherwise marked and used to detect or identify another substance in a sample.
      1. To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
      2. To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
      1. To seek information by asking a question:
      2. To make an inquiry or investigation:
      3. To ask, especially politely or formally:
      1. To investigate systematically; examine:
      2. To search into or travel in for the purpose of discovery:
      3. To examine (a body cavity or interior part) for diagnostic purposes, especially by surgery.
      1. To search deeply and laboriously:
      2. To research or make inquiries into something:
      3. To undertake an activity or occupation undeterred by difficulty or uncertainty:
  4. To find by investigation.

  5. To cause to penetrate with force

      1. To push or drive quickly and forcefully:
      2. To cause to project or extend:
      3. To force into a specified condition or situation:
      1. A branch or stem that has fallen or been cut from a tree or shrub.
      2. A piece of wood, such as a tree branch, that is used for fuel, cut for lumber, or shaped for a specific purpose.
      3. A wand, staff, baton, or rod.
      1. To pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      2. To plunge (a pointed weapon or instrument) into something.
      3. To make a thrusting or poking motion at or into:
      1. To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
      2. To descend to the bottom of a body of water or other liquid:
      3. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. A male sheep.
      2. A battering ram.
      3. The weight that drops in a pile driver or steam hammer.
      1. To dive, jump, or throw oneself:
      2. To fall rapidly:
      3. To devote oneself to or undertake an activity earnestly or wholeheartedly:
      1. To push, propel, or press onward forcibly; urge forward:
      2. To repulse or put to flight by force or influence:
      3. To guide, control, or direct (a vehicle).
  6. To thrust against or into

      1. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
      2. To goad to action; incite.
      3. A pointed object used to prod:
      1. To push or jab at, as with a finger or an arm; prod.
      2. To make (a hole or pathway, for example) by or as if by prodding, elbowing, or jabbing:
      3. To push; thrust:
      1. To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal.
      2. To come close to; near:
      3. A gentle push.
      1. To move by shoving, bumping, or jerking; jar:
      2. To give a push or shake to; nudge:
      3. To rouse or stimulate as if by nudging:
      1. To poke or thrust abruptly:
      2. To stab or pierce:
      3. To punch (someone) with short straight blows.
  7. To perceive and recognize the meaning of

      1. Perception; understanding:
      2. Range of vision.
      3. View; sight.
      1. A young shoot representing the current season's growth of a woody plant.
      2. Any small, leafless branch of a woody plant.
      1. Well informed and perceptive; shrewd:
      2. Knowledgeable or proficient. Often used in combination:
      3. Practical understanding or shrewdness:
      1. To become aware of the nature and significance of; know or comprehend:
      2. To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
      3. To know and be tolerant or sympathetic toward:
      1. The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
      1. To grasp or grip:
      2. To capture physically; seize:
      3. To seize with authority or legal right:
      1. Any of the faculties by which stimuli from outside or inside the body are received and felt, as the faculties of hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste, and equilibrium.
      2. A perception or feeling produced by a stimulus; sensation:
      3. The faculties of sensation as means of providing physical gratification and pleasure.
      1. To perceive with the eye:
      2. To detect by means analogous to use of the eye:
      3. To attend or view as a spectator:
      1. To examine and grasp the meaning of (written or printed characters, words, or sentences).
      2. To utter or render aloud (written or printed material):
      3. To have the ability to examine and grasp the meaning of (written or printed material in a given language or notation):
      1. To draw up (a document etc.), to designate (a cheque) to a given recipient, payee. [from 15th c.]
      2. To discern; to manage to see, hear etc. [from 16th c.]
      3. (now chiefly US, regional, intransitive) To manage, get along; to do (well, badly etc.). [from 17th c.]
      1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
      2. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      3. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend.
      1. To come into possession or use of; receive:
      2. To meet with or incur:
      3. To go after and obtain:
      1. To come or go after; proceed behind:
      2. To go after in pursuit:
      3. To keep under surveillance:
      1. A unit of length equal to 6 feet (1.83 meters), used principally in the measurement and specification of marine depths.
      2. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
      3. To determine the depth of; sound.
      1. To become pregnant with (offspring):
      2. To form or develop in the mind:
      3. To apprehend mentally; understand:
      1. To take in the meaning, nature, or importance of; grasp.
      2. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction.
      3. A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned.
      1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
      2. To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
      3. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
      1. To take into custody; arrest:
      2. To grasp mentally; understand:
      3. To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive:
      1. To answer affirmatively:
      2. To agree to take (a duty or responsibility).
      3. To receive (something offered), especially with gladness or approval:
  8. To receive pleasure from

Noun
  1. An act of thrusting into or against, as to attract attention

      1. To push or jab at, as with a finger or an arm; prod.
      2. To make (a hole or pathway, for example) by or as if by prodding, elbowing, or jabbing:
      3. To push; thrust:
      1. To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal.
      2. To come close to; near:
      3. A gentle push.
      1. To move by shoving, bumping, or jerking; jar:
      2. To give a push or shake to; nudge:
      3. To rouse or stimulate as if by nudging:
      1. To poke or thrust abruptly:
      2. To stab or pierce:
      3. To punch (someone) with short straight blows.
  2. A flippant or sarcastic remark

  3. A building or shelter where one lives.

Another word for dig

Noun
  1. Insult

      1. To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in.
      2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
      3. To sever the edges or ends of; shorten:
      1. An indirect or subtle, usually derogatory implication in expression; an insinuation.
      2. A plaintiff's allegation explicating the defamatory meaning of the publication or utterance in a libel suit.
      1. To reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner:
      2. To drive or incite (a person) by taunting:
      3. To tease and excite sexually:
      1. To make taunting, heckling, or jeering remarks.
      2. To deride with taunting remarks.
      3. A derisive remark.
  2. Excavation

Verb
  1. To stir the earth

  2. To remove by digging

  3. *To like

      1. A strong feeling of affection and concern toward another person, as that arising from kinship or close friendship.
      2. A strong feeling of affection and concern for another person accompanied by sexual attraction.
      3. A feeling of devotion or adoration toward God or a god.
      1. To receive pleasure or satisfaction from.
      2. To have the use or benefit of:
      3. To have a pleasurable or satisfactory time.
  4. *To understand