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

Translation of dig in French:

noun

  • 1 (poke)
    (with elbow)
    coup (m) de coude
    in dans
    (with fist) in dans
    to give somebody a dig in the ribs
    donner à quelqu'un un coup de coude dans les côtes
  • 2
    [informal]
    (jibe) to take ou get in a dig at somebody
    lancer une pique (informal) à quelqu'un
    that was a dig at you
    tu étais visé par cette remarque
  • 3 (Archaeology)
    fouilles
    fpl
    to go on a dig
    aller faire des fouilles
  • 4 (in gardening)
    coup (m) de bêche
    to give the garden a dig
    donner un coup de bêche au jardin

also: digs plural noun

  • (British English) (lodgings)
    (chez des particuliers)
    to live in digs
    habiter dans une chambre (meublée)

transitive verb p prés -gg- prét, pp dug

  • 1 (excavate)
    (ditch, tunnel, grave, trench) in dans
    to dig a path through the snow
    creuser un chemin dans la neige
    to dig one's way ou oneself out of something
    se creuser un chemin pour sortir de quelque chose
  • 4 (embed)
    (knife, needle etc) into dans
    you're digging your nails into my arm!
    tu m'enfonces tes ongles dans le bras!
  • 5
    [informal]
    (esp (American English) ) (like) See examples: she really digs that guy
    ce mec la botte
    (informal)
    I don 't dig westerns
    je n'adore pas les westerns

intransitive verb p prés -gg- prét, pp dug

  • 1 (excavate)
    (gen) into dans
    (in gardening)
    (animal, bird) for pour trouver
    (Archaeology) into dans
    to dig for
    creuser pour trouver
    (ore, treasure, remains)
    to dig into one's reserves
    piocher (informal) dans ses réserves
  • 2 (search)to dig in ou into
    (pockets, bag, records)
    she dug into her bag for the ticket
    elle a fouillé dans son sac pour trouver le billet
    to dig into somebody's past
    fouiller dans le passé de quelqu'un
  • 3to dig into
    (uncomfortably) (springs, thorns)
    s'enfoncer dans
    (body part)

Phrasal verbs

dig in

1 dig in 1.1 (Military) [figurative]
se retrancher
1.2
[informal]
(eat)
attaquer (informal) un repas
dig in everybody!
(at meal)
servez-vous!
2dig in [something], dig [something] in
(in gardening) (compost etc)
(embed) (teeth, weapon, stake)
to dig oneself in
(Military) [figurative]
se retrancher

dig into

dig into [something] 1.1
(bag, pockets)
1.2 [figurative]
(somebody's past)
1.3
[informal]
(eat)
(informal) (meal, cake)

dig out

dig out [something], dig [something] out [literal]
(animal) of de
(root, weed) of de
(splinter, nail) of de
(body) of de
[figurative] (informal) (book, facts, information) of dans

dig up

dig up [something], dig [something] up (unearth)
(body, ruin, treasure)
(roots, crops, plant)
(road)
(turn over) (ground, soil)
(garden)
[figurative] (discover) (informal) (information, facts)
(scandal)

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