dig for

dig for [phrasal verb]
dig for (something) : to search for (something) by digging

miners digging for coal

— often used figuratively

The police have been digging for clues to help solve this murder.

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  • dig — dig1 [ dıg ] (past tense and past participle dug [ dʌg ] ; present participle dig|ging) verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to make a hole in earth or sand using your hands, a machine, or a tool, especially a shovel: The children like to dig… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dig — 1 verb past tense and past participle dug, present participle digging 1 (I, T) to move earth or make a hole in it using a spade or your hands: They escaped by digging an underground tunnel. | dig for sth (=dig in order to find something): They re …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dig — I n. (colloq.) excavation 1) to go on a dig 2) an archeological dig poke 3) to give smb. a dig (in the ribs) II v. 1) (D; intr.) to dig for ( to search for ) (to dig for gold) 2) (d; intr.) ( to delve ) to dig into (to dig into a report) 3) (d;… …   Combinatory dictionary

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