There are 2 translations of dig in Spanish:

dig1

(pres p digging past & past p, dug)
Pronunciation: /dɪg/

vt

  • 1 1.1 [ground] cavar I spent the day digging the garden me pasé el día cavando en el jardín 1.2 [hole/trench] (by hand) cavar; (by machine) excavar 1.3 [turnips/potatoes] sacar*; [weeds] arrancar* 1.4 [Archeol] [site/temple] excavar
  • 2 (jab, thrust) to dig sth into sth clavar algo en algo he dug his nails into me me clavó las uñas to dig sb in the ribs darle* or [familiar/colloquial] pegarle* un codazo en las costillas a algn
  • 3 [sl & dated] 3.1 (like) do you dig this place? ¿te gusta este lugar?, ¿te mola este sitio? (Esp) [argot/slang], ¿te pasa este lugar? (Méx) [argot/slang] 3.2 (understand) entender* I don't dig him no lo entiendo, no sé de qué va (Esp) [familiar/colloquial]

vi

  • 1 1.1 (excavate — by hand) cavar; (— by machine) excavar; [dog] escarbar they're digging for oil están haciendo prospecciones de petróleo 1.2 [Archeol] hacer* excavaciones, excavar
  • 2 (search) buscar* she dug in her pockets for her key buscó la llave en los bolsillos we hope you'll dig deep (in your pockets) esperamos que contribuyan con generosidad to dig for information tratar de obtener or [formal] recabar información

Phrasal verbs

dig around

v + adv
[colloquial/familiar] revolver*, escarbar (buscando algo)

dig in

v + adv 1.1 [Mil] atrincherarse 1.2 (start eating) [colloquial/familiar] atacar* [familiar/colloquial] dig in! ¡al ataque! [familiar/colloquial], ¡ataquen or (Esp) atacar! [familiar/colloquial] 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 [fertilizer/compost] agregarle* a la tierra 2.2 [Mil] to be dug in estar* atrincherado

dig into

v + prep + o [colloquial/familiar]
1.1 (start eating) atacar* [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (investigate) investigar* 1.3 [resources/reserves] echar mano de I was reluctant to dig into my savings no quería tocar mis ahorros, no quería tener que echar mano de mis ahorros

dig out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (remove) sacar* (de entre los escombros, la nieve etc); (from soil) desenterrar* 1.2 (find) [colloquial/familiar] sacar*, desempolvar

dig over

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[soil] remover*, dar* vuelta (CS) to dig the garden over remover* or (CS) dar* vuelta la tierra en el jardín

dig up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 [vegetable patch/lawn] levantar; [weeds/tree/bulbs] arrancar* 1.2 [body/treasure/pottery] desenterrar* 1.3 [facts/information] [colloquial/familiar] sacar* a la luz

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There are 2 translations of dig in Spanish:

dig2

n

  • 2 (jab — with elbow) codazo (m); (— with pin) pinchazo (m) he gave him a dig with his gun/umbrella le clavó la pistola/el paraguas to give sb a dig in the ribs darle* un codazo en las costillas a algn
  • 3 (critical remark) [colloquial/familiar] pulla (f); (hint) indirecta (f) to have a dig at sb/sth meterse con algn/algo
  • 4
    (digs pl)
    (lodgings) (BrE) to live in digsvivir en una habitación alquilada, una pensión etc he took me to his digs me llevó a donde vivía

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