Use the verb "dig" when removing soil or creating a hole in something.
There are many different reasons for digging:
- Construction workers dig foundations for large buildings.
- Children dig in the sand because it’s fun.
- A hole is dug to bury someone who has died.
- Miners dig for gold.
- Gardeners dig in the soil to plant seeds.
- A shovel is used for digging.
This is a shovel.
- A backhoe is used for digging very large holes.
- Hand tools, such as forks and spades, are used for digging small holes.
- Snow shovels are used for digging through snow.
- Animals use their paws when they need to dig a hole.
The word "dig" is also a form of slang used to describe some level of satisfaction or understanding:
- I’m really digging this club. (I like this club.)
- I don’t dig it. (I don’t like this.)
- Do you dig what I’m saying? (Do you agree?)
- Valerie won’t go out with John. She doesn’t dig him. (She doesn’t like him.)
- Do you dig? (Do you understand?)
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February 25, 2015