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dig

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verb
1 verb in ground etc
INTRANSITIVEtochail verb  c m ucart verb  c m uwe had to dig down two metres chaitheamar tochailt síos dhá mhéadarthey started digging for gold thosaigh siad ag tochailt ar lorg óira dog was digging in the garden bhí madra ag tochailt sa ghairdín
TRANSITIVEtochail verb  c m ubain verb  c m ucart verb  c m uto dig a hole poll a thochailt, poll a bhaintto dig a grave uaigh a thochailt, uaigh a bhaint, uaigh a dhéanamh
2 verb vegetables, etc TRANSITIVEbain verb  c m utochail verb  c m uit's time to start digging the potatoes is mithid na prátaí a bhaintto dig coal gual a bhaintthey dug the roots out of the ground thochail siad na fréamhacha as an talamh
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3 verb HORT turn over soil
INTRANSITIVErómhair verbshe was out digging in the field bhí sí amuigh ag rómhar sa ghort
TRANSITIVErómhair verbwe had to dig the whole plot bhí orainn an cheapach ar fad a rómhar
4 verb ARCHEOL carry out excavation INTRANSITIVEtochail verb  c m u 5 verb rummage around INTRANSITIVEbheith ag póirseáilbheith ag púitseáiltochail verb  c m uransaigh verb  c m ushe dug in her pocket for change chuaigh sí ag tochailt ina póca ag lorg brisidh, ransaigh sí a póca ag lorg sóinseálahe dug through the boxes in the attic chuaigh sé ag póirseáil trí na boscaí ar an áiléar 6 verb cut, press
INTRANSITIVEher nails were digging into his arm bhí a cuid ingne ag tolladh isteach ina sciathánthe straps shouldn't dig into your shoulders níor cheart go mbeadh na hirisí ag gearradh isteach i do ghuaillí
TRANSITIVEhe dug his fingers into my thigh bhrúigh sé a mhéara isteach i mo leisif they dig their teeth into you má shánn siad a bhfiacla ionat
7 verb informal look at, listen to TRANSITIVEdig that bass! éist leis an dord sin!dig the size of this! féach chomh mór agus atá sé seo! 8 verb informal like TRANSITIVEthe girls dig him is breá leis na cailíní éI dig your style is maith liom do stíl, táim an-tógtha le do stíl
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9 noun ARCHEOL excavationtochailt fem2archaeological dig tochailt seandálaíochta 10 noun HORT in soilrómhar masc1the plots could do with a dig over níor mhiste na ceapacha a rómhar 11 noun searchcuardach masc1  c m uransú masc  c m uI had a dig around in my files chuaigh mé ag póirseáil i mo chuid comhad, chuardaigh mé i mo chuid comhad 12 noun poke, prodsonc masc4  c m upéac fem  c m ushe gave him a little dig in the ribs bhuail sí sonc beag sna heasnacha air, bhroid sí sna heasnacha é 13 noun punch, blowbuille masc4  c m udorn masc1  c m usmitín masc4  c m uhe got a few digs in the face buaileadh buille nó dhó san aghaidh airI gave him a right dig bhuail mé smitín maith air, thug mé ceann maith faoin gcluas dóthey were throwing digs at each other bhí siad ag tabhairt na ndorn dá chéile 14 noun unkind commentsáiteán masc1  c m ugoineog fem2  c m upriocadh masc  c m uto have a dig at sb about sth goineog a thabhairt do dhuine faoi rudshe heard the digs about her hair chuala sí na sáiteáin faoina cuid gruaigehe got a little dig in at them in his speech thug sé sáiteán beag dóibh ina óráid
phrases

to dig a hole for yourself

(also

to dig yourself into a hole

) slat a bhaint a bhuailfidh thú féinslat a bhaint do do dhroim féin

to dig deep

1 be generousbheith thar a bheith flaithiúilbheith an-fhial go deo 2 for reserves of stamina etcdianiarracht a dhéanamhdo mhíle dícheall a dhéanamh 3 investigate thoroughlycuardach cúramach a dhéanamh

to dig your heels in

(also

to dig your toes in

) cos a chur i dtacado chos a chur i dteanntacos a chur i bhfeac

to dig your own grave

dul ar bhealach d'aimhleasaslat a bhaint a bhuailfidh thú féin

to dig yourself out of a hole

tú féin a thabhairt as gábh

to dig sb out of a hole

duine a thabhairt as gábhtarrtháil a dhéanamh ar dhuinefóirithint ar dhuine

to dig up the dirt on sb

informal scannal a aimsiú faoi dhuine

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