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Definition of the verb dig into
What does dig into mean as a doing phrase?
- examine physically with or as if with a probe
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] I was hunting [Agent - being] [Verb] [Location] for [Theme] I hunted the woods for game | I searched the cave for treasure | I stalked the woods for game | We rummaged the drawer for important documents [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] I was hunting game [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location] I hunted game in the woods | I stalked game in the woods [Agent - being] [Verb] for [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location] I hunted for game in the woods [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] for [Theme] I hunted in the woods for game
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonyms of dig into: poke into / probe
- more generic words: penetrate / perforate = pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
- more specific word: gutter = wear or cut gutters into
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for dig into
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Nez Perce Dictionary (1994)
by Haruo Aoki
timikehtsc leht VS dig, camp to dig roots, 'imi- VC dig camas, go to, tukumne- VC dig camas, go to, qemeye-kse qemes N dig into (to get something out), wicle- pinise pini- VS dig roots other than camas, go to, 3iminise >imi VC dig oneself out , ...
by Oxford University Press
(dig into) investigate or study closely; probe. n. 1 piece of digging. 2 thrust or poke: a dig in the ribs. 3 pointed or critical remark. 4 archaeological excavation. —dig•ger n. di•gest v. /diejest/ 1 assimilate (food) in the stomach and bowels.
Dig Into Minecraft with this (parent-approved) Guide by Cori Dusmann
Dig Into Minecraft with this (parent-approved) Guide Cori Dusmann. Smooth stone can be crafted into slabs, and it can also be crafted into stone brick, which in turn can be crafted into stairs and slabs. As of the version 1.8 update, stone brick ...
A First English Dictionary (1995)
For ESL Students by Raja Tewfik Nasr
dig into verb: digging into, dug into, dug into study very well The school principal is digging into the problem we had with one student.
Mongolian English Dictionary (2013)
logo info, to dig into (someone's past, etc.) ...
by Oxford Dictionaries,
(dig into or through) search or rummage in. 5 (dig something out or up) discover facts. 6 (dig in) start eating heartily. 7 informal, dated like. •noun 1 an act of digging. 2 an investigation of a site by archaeologists. 3 a sharp push or poke.
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Photo about dig into
Dig into dishes
Too many sides, too many names.
Photo credit: ~Mers
Quotes about dig into
I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life - I figure if you talk about it once - then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further. (James Van Der Beek)