dig · verb /dɪg/Full view
B1 I or T to break up and move soil using a tool, a machine or your hands
Dictionary example:

Digging (in) the garden is good exercise.

Learner example:

I started digging, but it was useless. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)

dig a hole/tunnel
B2 to form a hole by moving soil
Dictionary examples:

The tunnel was dug with the aid of heavy machinery.

The dog was digging a hole to hide its bone in.

Learner example:

I was ready to dig a hole and jump into it, because when you are at that age and your best friend's father sees you kissing your boyfriend in the dark, [it is] just the most embarr[a]ssing thing which can happen to you. (First Certificate in English; B2; Danish)

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