1) v. t. - To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade.
2) v. t. - To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.
3) v. t. - To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.
4) v. t. - To thrust; to poke.
5) v. i. - To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve.
6) v. i. - To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.
7) v. i. - To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously.
8) n. - A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig , v. t., 4.
9) v. t. - A plodding and laborious student.
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