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digging

[ dig ]SEE DEFINITION OF digging

Synonyms for digging

  • bore
  • bulldoze
  • burrow
  • clean
  • discover
  • dredge
  • drill
  • enter
  • excavate
  • exhume
  • go into
  • gouge
  • harvest
  • penetrate
  • scoop
  • search
  • shovel
  • sift
  • uncover
  • unearth
  • cat
  • channel
  • deepen
  • depress
  • drive
  • grub
  • hoe
  • investigate
  • mine
  • pierce
  • pit
  • probe
  • produce
  • quarry
  • root
  • rout
  • sap
  • spade
  • till
  • tunnel
  • undermine
  • break up
  • concave
  • dig down
  • fork out
  • root out
  • scoop out
  • turn over
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Antonyms for digging

  • bury
  • cover
  • exit
  • fill
  • withdraw
  • increase
  • strengthen
  • dislike
  • misunderstand
  • not get
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIGGING

Got plenty of water by digging a few holes in the springy places.

I could not succeed in finding the plant for which they had been digging.

He, Saunders, the despair of the girls for thirty years, had fallen into a pit of his own digging!

We worked in gangs of six, digging and passing up the dirt into the night-tubs.

I knew a boy who was digging a cave in a sandy place, and he found an Indian grave.

More than a hundred men were digging on the top of this hill.

In the afternoon he returned with his pard and tools for digging.

Just a chance I couldn't afford to pass up, of digging into Peppajee.

He threw them away, and went on digging as coolly as if he had been gardening.

Their child Antonin was sitting on the ground, digging a hole with his little hands.

WORD ORIGIN

late 17c. as "a tool for digging," from dig (v.). Meaning "archaeological expedition" is from 1896. Meaning "thrust or poke" (as with an elbow) is from 1819; figurative sense of this is from 1840.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DIGGING

mining

nounexcavating
  • boring
  • burrowing
  • digging
  • drilling
  • hollowing
  • pitting
  • prospecting
  • quarrying
  • scooping
  • tapping
  • tunneling
  • unearthing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.