dug dug  /ˈdəɡ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an udder or breast or teat
  2. (n) the site of an archeological exploration
  3. (n) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  4. (n) a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)
  5. (n) the act of digging
  6. (n) the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
  7. (v) turn up, loosen, or remove earth
  8. (v) create by digging
  9. (v) work hard
  10. (v) remove, harvest, or recover by digging
  11. (v) thrust down or into
  12. (v) remove the inner part or the core of
  13. (v) poke or thrust abruptly
  14. (v) get the meaning of something

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Usage(s):

  1. Under frequent arrow attack from Indians in the surrounding grass, they had dug more than 900 ft.
  2. Tenzing dug a hollow in the snow and filled it with Buddhist offerings: a few lollies, a chocolate bar and some biscuits.
  3. It dug a circular hole 53 ft.

News

  1. Odds Stacked Against Heat In Game 6

    The Miami Heat dug themselves a hole when they allowed the San Antonio Spurs to go up 3-2 in the 2013 NBA Finals. Heading into Game 6, the Heat face long odds of just getting to Game 7, much less winning the NBA championship.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CBS New York

  2. Hawks' hole looks deep, more links

    • You remember that 3-1 deficit that Chicago rallied from against the Red Wings? This 2-1 hole they’ve dug for themselves against the Bruins seems a lot deeper , doesn’t it?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Chicago Blackhawks in Stanley Cup Final trouble, more NHL news links

    • You remember that 3-1 deficit that Chicago rallied from against the Red Wings? This 2-1 hole they’ve dug for themselves against the Bruins seems a lot deeper , doesn’t it?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. "The breakthrough agreement keeps faith with our central goal from day one: to deliver a better return for the Australian people for the resources they own and which can only be dug up once," Ms Gillard said. "It is the result of intense...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Julia Gillard Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. "When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery there were those who dug in their heels and said, 'Slow down, it's too early. Let's wait. Things aren't bad enough'; When this body was on the verge of guaranteeing equal civil rights to...
    on Dec 10, 2009 By: Harry Reid Source: Seattle Times

  3. Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that "our country is less secure and more isolated than at any time in recent history. The Bush-McCain foreign policy has dug us into a very deep hole with very few friends to help us...
    on Aug 27, 2008 By: Joe Biden Source: International Herald Tribune

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