dig into


dig into
verb
examine physically with or as if with a probe (Freq. 4)
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probe an anthill

Syn: ↑probe, ↑poke into
Derivationally related forms: ↑probe (for: ↑probe)
Hypernyms: ↑penetrate, ↑perforate
Hyponyms: ↑gutter
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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dig into [phrasal verb]
1 dig (something) into (something) : to mix (something) into (soil) by digging

dig the compost into the soil

2 dig into (something)
2 a informal : to begin eating (something)

The family was digging into a delicious meal.

They dug into their steaks.

2 b somewhat informal : to try to learn or uncover information by studying (something)

The detectives dug into his past and learned that he had once lived in another country.

3 dig (something) into (something) or dig into (something) : to push against (a body part) in a sharp and painful way

The bed's springs are digging into my back.

Her fingernails dug into my hand. = She dug her fingernails into my hand.

He dug his elbow into my ribs.

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Main Entry:dig

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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