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British English: /dɪɡ/
American English: /dɪɡ/

Translation of dig in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد present participle/اسم الفاعل -gg- past participle/اسم المفعول dug

  • 1
    (to make) (Form I) (stem vowel = i) (a hole, tunnel)
  • 4
    (to thrust) (Form I) (stem vowel = i) (hands, one's nails)

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد present participle/اسم الفاعل -gg- past participle/اسم المفعول dug

  • 1
    (in the ground, rubble) (person, dog) (stem vowel = i) (Form I)
  • 2
    (in archaeology) (Form II)
    to dig for gold/treasure
    نَقَّبَ عن الذَهَبِ \ الكَنْزِ
  • 3
    (to search) (Form II), (stem vowel = a) (Form I)
    I dug in or into my pocket for the ticket
    فَتَّشْتُ في جَيْبي عن التَذْكِرةِ
  • 4 (to jab) See examples:to dig into somebody
    (fingernails, claws)
    وَخَزَ شَخْصاً


  • 1 to give somebody a dig in the ribs
    نَقَرَ \ نَكَزَ شَخْصاً على ظَهْرِهِ

also: digs plural noun/جمع

  • 1 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) [informal]
    (lodgings) (غُرْفة \ غُرَف مُسْتَأْجَرة)

Phrasal verbs

dig in

(troops, armies)
حَفَرَ خَنْدَقاً
[informal] (to eat)
شَرَعَ في الأَكْلِ
dig in everybody!
هَيّا جَميعاً اشْرَعوا في الأَكْلِ!
dig in [something], dig [something] in
خَلَطَ [شَيْئاً] بالتُرْبةِ

dig out

dig out [something], dig [something] out 1
(the victims, a splinter, car)
[informal] (to bring out)
عَثَرَ على [شَيْءٍ]
(a copy, old photos)

dig up

dig up [something], dig [something] up 1
(to unearth)
اسْتَخْرَجَ [شَيْئاً] من الأَرْضِ
(a body, the treasure, plants)
(to excavate) (a road, grave)
[informal] (to discover) (information, facts)

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