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dig is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of dig in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… include the San Diego to dig up all this …”

meanings of dig


  1. A cutting, sarcastic remark.
  2. A thrust; a poke.
  3. A rare or interesting vinyl record bought second-hand.
  4. Dwarf irregular galaxy.
  5. Initialism of dwarf irregular galaxy.
  6. A plodding and laborious student.
  7. Digoxin.
  8. An archeological or paleontological investigation, or the site where such an investigation is taking place.
  9. A tool for digging.
  10. A defensive pass of the ball that has been attacked by the opposing team.


  1. To understand or show interest in.
  2. To investigate, to research, often followed by out or up.
  3. To appreciate, or like.
  4. To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously.
  5. To defend against an attack hit by the opposing team by successfully passing the ball.
  6. To move hard-packed earth out of the way, especially downward to make a hole with a shovel. Or to drill, or the like, through rocks, roads, or the like. More generally, to make any similar hole by moving material out of the way.
  7. To get by digging; to take from the ground; often with up.
  8. To thrust; to poke.
  9. To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.

dig frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word dig occurs in english on average 19.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics dig can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that dig can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

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