- dig into
- verbexamine physically with or as if with a probe (Freq. 4)-
probe an anthill• Hyponyms: ↑gutter• Verb Frames:-
Somebody ——s something-
Something ——s something
* * *dig into [phrasal verb]2 dig into (something)
The family was digging into a delicious meal.
They dug into their steaks.
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.• • •Main Entry: ↑dig
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dig into — index canvass, delve, investigate, probe Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
dig into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms dig into : present tense I/you/we/they dig into he/she/it digs into present participle digging into past tense dug into past participle dug into 1) dig (something) into something to put your hand in your… … English dictionary
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dig into — excavate, enter into through digging … English contemporary dictionary
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ˈdig into sth — phrasal verb to press hard into something The seat belt was digging into my shoulder.[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
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