DIG

dig dig verb (dig∙ging, dug, dug ) 1. dig (for sth) to make a hole in the ground or to move soil from one place to another using your hands, a tool or a machine • 掘(地);凿(洞);挖(土): ▪ [V]
»to dig for coal / gold / Roman remains
挖煤;采掘黄金;掘地探寻古罗马遗迹
»They dug deeper and deeper but still found nothing.
他们越挖越深却仍然一无所获。
»I think Iˈll do some digging in the garden.
我想我该给花园松松土了。
▪ [VN]
»to dig a ditch / grave / hole / tunnel
挖沟/坟 / 洞/隧道
»(BrE) Iˈve been digging the garden.
我一直在花园松土。
2. [VN] to remove sth from the ground with a tool • 掘得;(采)掘出:
»Iˈll dig some potatoes for lunch.
我要挖点土豆作午餐。
3. [V , usually +adv. / prep.] to search in sth in order to find an object in sth • 寻找,搜寻(物品):
»I dug around in my bag for a pen.
我在包里到处翻找笔。
4. [VN] (old-fashioned, slang) to approve of or like sth very much • 赞成;看中;喜欢 【IDIOMS】 dig ˈdeep (into sth) 1. to search thoroughly for information • 探究;搜集;细查:
»Youˈll need to dig deep into the records to find the figures you want.
你必须仔细查阅档案才能找到你需要的数字。
2. to try hard to provide the money, equipment, etc. that is needed • 尽力提供(所需金钱、设备等):
»Weˈre asking you to dig deep for the earthquake victims.
我们请求你们尽力为地震灾民提供财物。
dig your ˈheels / ˈtoes in • to refuse to do sth or to change your mind about sth • 拒不让步;固执己见:
»They dug in their heels and would not lower the price.
他们说什么也不肯降价。
dig (deep) in / into your pocket(s), savings, etc. • to spend a lot of your own money on sth • 慷慨解囊;花费;掏腰包 dig sb in the ˈribs • to push your finger or your elbow into sbˈs side, especially to attract their attention • (尤指为引起注意用手指或胳膊肘)捅某人一下 dig yourself into a ˈhole • to get yourself into a bad situation that will be very difficult to get out of • 使自己陷入困境;使自己处境尴尬 dig your own ˈgrave | dig a ˈgrave for yourself • to do sth that will have very harmful results for you • 自掘坟墓;自取灭亡;自己害自己 【PHR V】 ˌdig ˈin (informal) 1. used to tell sb to start to eat • 开始吃吧:
»Help yourselves, everybody! Dig in!
请大家随意,开始吃吧!
2. to wait, or deal with a difficult situation, with great patience • 耐心等待;忍耐;忍受:
»There is nothing we can do except dig in and wait.
我们除了耐心等待别无他法。
ˌdig sth∽ˈin 1. to mix soil with another substance by digging the two substances together • (把…)掺进土中,混入土壤:
»The manure should be well dug in.
肥料应均匀地混入土壤。
2. to push sth into sth else • (把…)戳进,插入:
»He dug his fork into the steak.
他把餐叉叉进牛排。
ˌdig yourself ˈin (of soldiers 士兵) • to protect yourself against an attack by making a safe place in the ground • 掘壕防守;挖掩体隐蔽 ˌdig ˈinto sth 1. (informal) to start to eat food with enthusiasm • 开始津津有味地吃;开始贪婪地吃:
»She dug into her bowl of pasta.
她津津有味地吃着碗里的麪条。
2. to push or rub against your body in a painful or uncomfortable way • 挤痛,磨痛,碰痛(身体部位):
»His fingers dug painfully into my arm.
他的手指把我的手臂给抓痛了。
3. to find out information by searching or asking questions • 探究;探寻;探询:
»Will you dig a little into his past and see what you find?
你稍微探究一下他的过去看看能发现什么,好吗?
ˌdig sth ˈinto sth 1. to mix soil with another substance by digging the two substances together • (把…)掺进土中,混入土壤 2. to push or press sth into sth else • (把…)戳进,插入,压入:
»She dug her hands deeper into her pockets.
她把两手深深地插进衣服口袋里。
ˌdig sb / sth∽ˈout (of sth) 1. to remove sb / sth from somewhere by digging the ground around them or it • 挖掘出:
»More than a dozen people were dug out of the avalanche alive.
十多个埋在雪崩下的人活着被挖了出来。
2. to find sth that has been hidden or forgotten for a long time • 找出,发掘,发现(藏着的或被遗忘的东西):
»I went to the attic and dug out Grandadˈs medals.
我到阁楼里发现了祖父的勳章。
ˌdig sth∽ˈover • to prepare ground by digging the soil to remove stones, etc. • 翻(地);翻挖;刨地 ˌdig sth∽ˈup 1. to break the ground into small pieces before planting seeds, building sth, etc. • (在播种或建筑前)掘地,平整土地:
»They are digging up the football field to lay a new surface.
他们正在把足球场挖开铺一层新地面。
2. to remove sth from the ground by digging • 掘起;挖掘出:
»An old Roman vase was dug up here last month.
上个月在此地出土了一个古罗马花瓶。
3. to discover information about sb / sth • 发现;搜集;查明 【SYN】 unearth :
»Tabloid newspapers love to dig up scandal.
通俗小报都热衷于揭露丑闻。
noun --› see also digs 1. a small push with your finger or elbow • (用手指或肘部)轻碰,轻戳,轻推:
»She gave him a dig in the ribs.
她轻轻地戳了一下他的肋部。
2. dig (at sb / sth) a remark that is intended to annoy or upset sb • 挖苦;嘲讽:
»He kept making sly little digs at me.
他总是拐弯抹角地挖苦我。
»to have a dig at sb / sth
嘲讽某人/某事
3. an occasion when an organized group of people dig in the ground to discover old buildings or objects, in order to find out more about their history 【SYN】 excavation • 考古发掘:
»to go on a dig
进行考古发掘
»an archaeological dig
考古发掘工作
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