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

Translation of dig in German:

intransitive verb -gg-, dug Pronunciation: / dʌg /

  • 3dig at somebody
    eine [spitze] Bemerkung über jemanden machen

transitive verb -gg-, dug

  • 1 dig a hole [in something]
    ein Loch [in etwas Akk. ] graben
  • 2
    (turn up with spade etc.)
    (obtain by digging) See examples:dig potatoes/peat
    Kartoffeln ernten od. (dialect) ausmachen/Torf stechen
  • 4 [colloquial] (appreciate)
    stark finden
    [youth slang]


  • 2 (Archaeology) [colloquial] (site)
    Ausgrabungsort, der
  • 3
    [figurative] at auf + Akk.
    have or make a dig at somebody/something
    eine [spitze] Bemerkung über jemanden/etwas machen

Phrasal verbs

dig in

intransitive verb 1 (Military)
sich eingraben
sich festsetzen
2 [colloquial]
(begin eating, eat) [colloquial]
transitive verb 1
dig oneself in
sich eingraben
sich etablieren
2 (thrust) See examples:the cat dug its claws in
die Katze krallte sich fest
dig one's heels or toes in
[figurative] [colloquial]
(mix with soil)

dig into

transitive verb 1
wühlen in
+ Akk. (Tasche)
eindringen in
+ Akk. (Materie)
vordringen in
+ Akk. (Vergangenheit, Geschichte)
2 [colloquial]
(begin eating)
zulangen bei
3 (take from) See examples:dig into one's savings
seine Ersparnisse angreifen
have to dig into one's pocket
in die Tasche greifen müssen
4 (mix with) See examples:dig compost into the soil
Kompost untergraben
(embed itself in)
sich graben in
+ Akk.

dig out

transitive verb (literal or figurative) dig somebody out from underneath the debris/out of the wreckage
jemanden aus den Trümmern bergen

dig up

transitive verb 1
(Garten, Rasen, Erde)
(Pflanzen, Knochen, Leiche, Schatz)
2 [figurative] (find)
(Fakten, Informationen)
[colloquial] [derogatory] (obtain) [colloquial]

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