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

Translation of dig in Italian:


  • 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)
    scavare (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)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)to dig in o into
    frugare in (pockets, bag)
    frugare fra (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 (also figurative)
1.2 [informal] (eat) dig in everybody! (at meal)
fatevi sotto!
2 dig in [something], dig [something] in
sotterrare (compost etc.)
(embed) piantare, conficcare, affondare (teeth, weapon, stake)
to dig oneself in (Military)

dig into:

dig into [something] 1.1
frugare in (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
stanare (animal) (of da)
dissotterrare (root) (of da)
estirpare (weed) (of da)
estrarre (splinter, nail) (of da)
disseppellire, estrarre (body) (of da)
pescare, scovare (book) (of in)
scoprire, cavare fuori (facts, information) (of in)

dig up:

dig up [something], dig [something] up
(unearth) disseppellire (body)
(ri)portare alla luce (ruin, treasure)
raccogliere (roots, crops)
sradicare (plant)
(turn over) dissodare (ground, soil)
zappare (garden)
[figurative] (discover) scoprire, cavare fuori (information, facts)
riesumare (scandal)
Definition of dig in:
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