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  1. Translation
    • ^ Smitherman, Geneva (2000), Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner (revised ed.), Boston: Houghton Mifflin, ISBN 0-395-96919-0.
    • ^ Random House Unabridged, 2001.
    • ^ eg: OED, "dig", from ME vt diggen.
  2. Noun
    • An archeological investigation.
    • (US, colloquial, dated) A plodding and laborious student.
    • A thrust; a poke.
    • (Britain, dialect, dated) A tool for digging.
  3. Verb
    • (transitive, intransitive) To move hard-packed earth out of the way, especially downward to make a hole with a shovel. Or to drill, or the like, through rocks, roads, or the like. More generally, to make any similar hole by moving material out of the way.
    • (transitive) To get by digging; to take from the ground; often with up.
    • (mining) To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.
    • (US, slang, dated) To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously.
    • (figuratively) To investigate, to research, often followed by out or up.
    • To thrust; to poke.
    • (slang) To understand or show interest in.
    • (slang) To appreciate, or like.
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  • The municipal pension plan was deemed actuarially unsound.