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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.

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