dig

 /dɪg/


Per il verbo: "to dig"

Passato: dug
Participio passato: dug

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2015:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
dig viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (turn soil with a spade, etc.)scavare vtr
  zappare, sterrare vtr
 I can see Tom outside digging in the garden.
dig [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (remove, turn up: soil)scavare vtr
 The gardener is digging the vegetable plot.
dig for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (excavate, search)scavare alla ricerca di vtr
 The pirate dug for the hidden treasure.
 I pirati scavarono alla ricerca del tesoro nascosto.
dig for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (try to obtain, elicit [sth](figurato)scavare alla ricerca di vi
 It's a tabloid reporter's job to dig for scandalous information.
 È tipico dei reporter scandalistici scavare alla ricerca di notizie piccanti.
dig into [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (eat heartily) (figurato, informale: mangiare)azzannare vtr
  (figurato, informale)gettarsi sopra a v rif
 The apple pie looks delicious, I can't wait to dig into it.
 La torta di mele sembra deliziosa; non vedo l'ora di azzannarla.
dig into [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative, informal (investigate) (figurato: investigare)scavare in qlcs vtr
 The detective started digging into the suspect's past.
dig nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, slang (critical remark) (figurato: commento)stoccata, frecciata nf
 Janet's boss made a dig about her hairstyle.
dig nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (excavation)scavo nm
 The archeologists are all working on the dig.
dig nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (jab with elbow)gomitata nf
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
digs nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." slang (dwelling)alloggio nm
 Alison has digs just a few minutes' walk from her college.
dig [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." dated, slang (enjoy)apprezzare, gustare vtr
  godersi vtr
 I really dig disco music.
dig [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (mine: coal)scavare vtr
 Miners have been digging coal here for decades.
dig [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal (jab with elbow)dare una gomitata a vtr
 He grinned and dug me in the ribs as if to say that he knew what I'd been doing.
 Ha sorriso e mi ha dato una gomitata sulle costole, come per dire che sapeva ciò che stavo facendo.
dig into [sth/sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (press into)affondare dentro, sprofondare in vi
 David's trousers were too tight and the waistband was digging into him.
dig [sth] into [sth] vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (press into)affondare qlcs in qlcs vtr
 Sally dug her hands into the soil.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2015:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
dig deep,
delve deep
vi + adv
figurative, informal (find sufficient money) (figurato: pagare)metter mano al portafogli vtr
 They had to dig deep to pay their son's medical bills.
 Hanno dovuto metter mano al portafogli per le cure mediche del figlio.
dig deep vi + adv figurative (summon inner resources)radunare le forze, raccogliere le forze vtr
  appellarsi alle ultime forze v rif
 You'll have to dig deep if you want to find the courage to get through this ordeal.
 Dovrai raccogliere tutte le tue forze se vorrai trovare il coraggio per superare questa ardua prova.
dig deep to do [sth] vi + adv figurative (summon strength)radunare le forze per fare qlcs, raccogliere le forze per fare qlcs vtr
  appellarsi alle ultime forze per fare qlcs v rif
 The runner had to dig deep to maintain his lead.
 Il corridore dovette radunare tutte le sue forze per restare in testa.
dig deep vi + adv figurative (search within) (figurato)scavare in profondità vi
  (figurato)cercare in profondità vi
 What do you really want from life? Dig deep and you'll find the answer.
 Che cosa vuoi realmente dalla vita? Scava in profondità e troverai la risposta.
dig deep within yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (summon inner resources) (figurato)cercare in profondità dentro se stesso vi
 Dig deep within yourself and you'll find you can overcome any fear.
 Cerca in profondità dentro te stessa e scoprirai di poter superare ogni paura.
dig in vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (start a meal) (sul cibo)avventarsi v rif
 My mouth watered when I smelled my mom's homemade apple pie and I was ready to dig in.
 Mi venne l'acquolina in bocca sentendo il profumo della torta di mele di mia madre, ed ero pronto ad avventarmici.
dig in vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (establish defensive position)trincerarsi v rif
 The troops dug in and prepared themselves for the long battle ahead.
 Le truppe si trincerarono e si prepararono alla lunga battaglia.
dig in vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (refuse to change opinion) (figurato)trincerarsi nelle proprie posizioni v rif
 He has always been stubborn, picking a side and digging in.
 * Apri la mente, non trincerarti nelle tue posizioni.
dig [sth] out vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (remove from the ground)estrarre vtr
 Start transplanting the tree by digging out its whole root ball.
 Inizia a trapiantare l'albero estraendo tutte le sue radici.
dig [sth] out vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (rediscover, produce) (figurato)portare alla luce vtr
 I dug out one of my old school reports.
dig out from under [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." US, figurative (complete accumulated tasks) (compiti, attività)smaltire qlcs vtr
 Once I've dug out from under this backlog of paperwork, you and I will celebrate by going out to lunch.
 Non appena smaltisco tutto questo arretrato di scartoffie noi due andiamo a pranzo per festeggiare.
dig [sth] out from under [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (clear accumulated disorder, dirt) (scavando)tirare qlcs fuori da sotto qlcs, estrarre qlcs da sotto qlcs vtr
 They had to dig their boat out from under the mud left by the flood.
 Hanno dovuto tirare fuori la barca dal fango lasciato dall'alluvione.
dig [sth] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (unearth, remove from the ground)disseppellire vtr
  esumare vtr
 They dug up the body to get a DNA sample.
 Hanno esumato il corpo per prendere un campione di DNA.
dig [sth] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (uncover, reveal: a secret)rivelare, svelare, portare alla luce vtr
 The tabloids are constantly trying to dig up embarrassing facts about celebrities.
 I giornali scandalistici cercano continuamente di rivelare cose imbarazzanti riguardo i personaggi famosi.
have a dig at [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (make a critical remark: about [sb](colloquiale)lanciare una frecciata a qlcn, lanciare una frecciatina a qlcn vi
 The sacked workers had a dig at their former boss in the press.
 * Sono stanca delle mie colleghe che mi lanciano continuamente frecciate in ufficio.
  criticare qlcn, attaccare qlcn vtr
 I lavoratori licenziati hanno criticato il loro ex superiore sulla stampa.
take a dig at [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (criticize or attack verbally)criticare, attaccare vtr
 Sally's been taking digs at her colleagues, and they're not pleased about it.
 Sally ha iniziato a criticare i colleghi, e a loro la cosa non piace.
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