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2 noun
Related topics: Archaeology
dig2 [countable]
1 a joke or remark that you make to annoy or criticize someone
dig at
He couldn't resist a dig at the referee.
Here was a chance to have a dig at trade unionists.

give somebody a dig

to push someone quickly and lightly with your finger or elbow:
Ginnie gave her sister a dig in the ribs.
3SX an organized process of digging in order to find ancient objects for study:


[plural]DHB British English old-fashioned a room that you pay rent to live in
in digs
He's 42 and still living in digs.

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