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dig in(to) (something)
1. Literally, to dig a hole into something, such as the ground. I had to dig into the soil and create for the flowers.
2. To start eating, often eagerly or excitedly. Well, dig in before your dinner gets cold. Mom's lasagna is always so good—I can't wait to dig in!
3. To work energetically. Thanks to the whole department digging in, we were able to get that report finished on time.
4. To poke or prod someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "dig" and "in" to refer either to the person or thing being jabbed or to the person or thing doing the jabbing. The dog might bite you if you keep digging it in its side like that. I dug a toothpick into the cake to see if it was fully cooked.
5. To create protective trenches, as in trench warfare. Once we're dug in here, I think we'll be able to hold this area.
6. To place one's hands in something, usually in an attempt to find something. Here, dig into my purse and see if you can find my sunglasses.
dig something into somethingand dig something in
to stab or jab something into something. Dig your fork into that heavenly cake! He dug in his fork.
1. To plunge the hands into something, especially to search for something: She dug into her bookbag and pulled out a pen.
2. To push something into some other thing: I dug two posts into the ground and hung a volleyball net between them.