Translation of dig in Spanish:
transitive verb present participle digging past tense & past participle dug
- 1 1.1(ground)I spent the day digging the garden1.2 (hole/trench) (by hand)me pasé el día cavando en el jardín(by machine)1.3(turnips/potatoes)(weeds)Example sentences1.4 (Archaeol)
- Piles of earth around the coffin showed it had recently been dug up, and it appears the decaying lid was smashed to get at the bones.
- Actually, the giant marine reptile whose remains have lain buried near Whitby for 185 million years and who was dug up last week doesn't actually have a name, yet.
- The flute was dug up in a cave in the Swabian mountains in south-western Germany, and pieced back together again from 31 fragments.
- 2 (jab, thrust) See examples:to dig something
intosomethinghe dug his nails into meclavar algo enalgoto dig somebody in the ribsme clavó las uñasdarle or [colloquial] pegarle un codazo en las costillas a alguienExample sentences
- She sat still for a few seconds as Gabby dug a sharply edged eyeliner pencil into her top eyelid.
- Juanita chose that moment to dig her razor sharp long nails into my left arm as Rachel grabbed the right and Teresa shoved me right into a wall.
- He dug his feet in to gain his balance and pushed his rear-end up first.
- 3 [slang] [dated] 3.1 (like) See examples:do you dig this place?3.2 (understand) I don't dig him¿te gusta este lugar?¿te mola este sitio? (Spain) [slang]¿te pasa este lugar? (Mexico) [slang]no lo entiendono sé de qué va (Spain) [colloquial]Example sentences
- Like I said, it took me by surprise and I would recommend it to anyone who currently digs the rock thing, even if it's too heavy at times.
- At the same time, there was a girl named Natacat in Chicoutimi who dug garage rock.
- We have fought hundreds of hours on that map and I really dig the steep rocks you can jump out from into the frozen river.
intransitive verb present participle digging past tense & past participle dug
- 1 1.1 (excavate — by hand)(— by machine)(dog)they're digging for oil1.2 (Archaeol)están haciendo prospecciones de petróleohacer excavacionesExample sentences
- No convincing pyre sites were found, possibly because of the way the site was dug.
- Just digging the site was an achievement in itself, he says.
- It was also unusual, he added, to be digging a site as recent as the 1880s for the express purpose of adding to local knowledge.
- Well, suddenly without any warning, a couple of weeks ago, men and machines arrived and started digging up the road and pavement and generally causing the usual traffic chaos.
- But others complain that foxes are digging up their gardens, fouling their lawns, attacking their pets and ripping open their garbage bags.
- They have given up work and are digging up their gardens.
- 2 (search) she dug in her pockets for her keywe hope you'll dig deep (in your pockets)buscó la llave en los bolsillosto dig for informationesperamos que contribuyan con generosidadtratar de obtener or [formal] recabar informaciónExample sentences
- It does the search of the search engines for you, digging through ten search engines to generate your results.
- When the search engine visitor submits their query, the search engine digs through its database to give the final listing that is displayed on the results page.
- Deciding to steer clear of the bed for a bit, Christopher went over to one of his bags and began to dig through it, searching for his journal and pen.
- 1 (Archaeol) to go on a digir de excavaciónExample sentences
- When an archaeological dig takes place, the position of each ‘find’ is carefully recorded on a plan of the area.
- Do you think I could look around the dig for a while?
- That was when one of the archaeologists who was part of the dig stepped forward.
- 2 (jab — with elbow)(— with pin)he gave him a dig with his gun/umbrellato give somebody a dig in the ribsle clavó la pistola/el paraguasdarle un codazo en las costillas a alguienExample sentences
- All three took the digs, the elbows, the studs-up tackles and the raking down the shins and moved on.
- Martina - not even interrupting her conversation with Julie, but somehow aware of Mike's derogatory comments - digs her elbow into his side.
- Scott spluttered, earning himself a sharp dig in the ribs from Josh.
- 3 (critical remark) [colloquial](hint)to have a dig at somebody/somethingmeterse con alguien/algoExample sentences
- While criticising communal parties, he had a dig at the Congress, saying that people know the aims and objectives of communal forces.
- His statement was a clear dig at the negative reaction to his claim last weekend that a gay clique in the Democratic Alliance was behind sexual harassment allegations against him.
- I even had someone come up to me in the street and tell me I had let the country down, after TV commentators had a dig at me.
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (Military)
- 1.1 (start eating) 1.2 (investigate) 1.3
- 1.1 (remove)
- to dig the garden over
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