Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun digging

1 sense of digging

Sense 1
excavation, digging, dig -- (the act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton")
       => creating by removal -- (the act of creating by removing something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dig

8 senses of dig

Sense 1
dig, delve, cut into, turn over -- (turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")
          Phrasal Verb-> dig up#1; dig in#2; dig out#2

Sense 2
dig, dig out -- (create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel")
       => hollow, hollow out, core out -- (remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk")

Sense 3
labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil -- (work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long")
       => work, do work -- (be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college")

Sense 4
dig, dig up, dig out -- (remove, harvest, or recover by digging; "dig salt"; "dig coal")
       => excavate, unearth -- (recover through digging; "Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold")

Sense 5
dig -- (thrust down or into; "dig the oars into the water"; "dig your foot into the floor")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")

Sense 6
excavate, dig, hollow -- (remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 7
jab, prod, stab, poke, dig -- (poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")

Sense 8
grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend -- (get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

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