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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Dig  \Dig\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dug}or  {Digged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Digging}.  --  Digged  is  archaic.]  [OE.  diggen,  perh.  the  same 
  word  as  diken,  dichen  (see  {Dike},  {Ditch});  cf  Dan.  dige  to 
  dig,  dige  a  ditch;  or  (?)  akin  to  E.  1st  dag.  ???.] 
  1.  To  turn  up  or  delve  in  (earth)  with  a  spade  or  a  hoe;  to 
  open  loosen,  or  break  up  (the  soil)  with  a  spade,  or 
  other  sharp  instrument;  to  pierce,  open  or  loosen,  as  if 
  with  a  spade. 
  Be  first  to  dig  the  ground.  --Dryden. 
  2.  To  get  by  digging;  as  to  dig  potatoes,  or  gold. 
  3.  To  hollow  out  as  a  well  to  form  as  a  ditch,  by  removing 
  earth;  to  excavate;  as  to  dig  a  ditch  or  a  well 
  4.  To  thrust;  to  poke.  [Colloq.] 
  You  should  have  seen  children  .  .  .  dig  and  push 
  their  mothers  under  the  sides,  saying  thus  to  them: 
  Look  mother,  how  great  a  lubber  doth  yet  wear 
  pearls.  --Robynson 
  {To  dig  down},  to  undermine  and  cause  to  fall  by  digging;  as 
  to  dig  down  a  wall. 
  {To  dig  from},  {out  of},  {out},  or  {up},  to  get  out  or  obtain 
  by  digging;  as  to  dig  coal  from  or  out  of  a  mine;  to  dig 
  out  fossils;  to  dig  up  a  tree.  The  preposition  is  often 
  omitted;  as  the  men  are  digging  coal,  digging  iron  ore, 
  digging  potatoes. 
  {To  dig  in},  to  cover  by  digging;  as  to  dig  in  manure.