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

Translation of dig in Italian:

noun

  • 3 (Archaeology)
    scavi (masculine plural)
    to go on a dig
    (andare a) fare degli scavi

also: digs plural noun

(British English)

transitive verb forma in -ing -gg- pass., p.pass. dug

  • 1 (excavate)
    (ditch, tunnel, grave, trench) in in
    to dig a path through the snow
    scavare un sentiero nella neve
    to dig one's way o oneself out of something
    scavarsi un passaggio per uscire da qualcosa
  • 5 (American English) [informal] (like) See examples:she really digs that guy
    quel ragazzo le piace un sacco
    I don't dig soap operas
    non mi piacciono le telenovelas

intransitive verb forma in -ing -gg- pass., p.pass. dug

  • 2 (search) See examples:to dig in o into
    (pockets, bag)
    (records)
    she dug into her bag for the ticket
    frugò nella sua borsa per cercare il biglietto
    to dig into somebody's past
    scavare nel passato di qualcuno
  • 3to dig into (uncomfortably)
    (springs, thorns)
    piantarsi, conficcarsi, affondare in
    (body part)

Phrasal verbs

dig at:

dig at [somebody]

dig in:

1 dig in 1.1 (Military)
trincerarsi
[figurative]
1.2 [informal] (eat) dig in everybody! (at meal)
2 dig in [something], dig [something] in (Agriculture)
(compost etc.)
(embed)
(teeth, weapon, stake)
to dig oneself in (Military)
trincerarsi

dig into:

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

dig out:

dig out [something], dig [something] out
(animal) of da
(root) of da
(weed) of da
(splinter, nail) of da
[figurative]
(book) of in
(facts, information) of in

dig up:

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

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