dig for (something)

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dig for (something)

1. Literally, to dig in search of something that has been buried. My dog has been digging for something out in the yard all morning—I wonder if he buried a bone.
2. By extension, to investigate in an attempt to uncover information about someone or something, often negative information. I've been digging for scandalous information on her but have been unsuccessful so far.
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dig for something

 
1. Lit. to excavate to find something that is buried. They are digging along the river bank for a special kind of clay. I want to dig for gold in Alaska.
2. Fig. to go to great pains to uncover information of some kind. The police were digging for some important information while they questioned Mike "Fingers" Moran. There is no point in digging further for the name of the inventor. I have it right here.
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Zoe Chamness had 23 assists and 15 digs for visiting South Eugene in a 25-22, 25-19, 25-18 win against North Medford.
The senior middle blocker had 12 kills and fellow first- team All-American Nellie Spicer finished with 55 assists and 18 digs for the Bruins, who advanced to the Final Four for the first time since 1994.
Libero Katie Soule added 21 digs for South Eugene, which improved to 4-1 in conference play.
Nellie Spicer had 40 assists and a team-high nine digs for fourth- ranked UCLA (30-3), which plays Utah at 7 p.
Kaity Douglass had a team-high 32 assists and Jessie Snow had 20 digs for the Outlaws (2-0), who handed Marist (2-1) its first league loss and now share the top spot with Junction City.
Cajon 3-1: Karissa Lagmay had 15 kills, Tatiana Sao had nine kills, and Traci Hamanaka finished with 23 digs for host Burroughs of Burbank (12-7) in a Div.
Ali Worthen finished with 11 kills and 11 digs for host Marshfield, but the Pirates fell to Pendleton 25-16, 15-25, 25-15, 25-10 to end their season.
Thousand Oaks 3, Long Beach Millikan 2: Kat Luft had eight kills and seven blocks, Hannah Clancy added six kills, 17 digs and 32 assists, and Becca Clancy recorded 19 digs for host Thousand Oaks (24-2), which survived a scare in its Div.
Alicia Chamness had 21 kills and 36 digs for South Eugene in a 24-26, 18-25, 25-20, 25-18, 15-10 loss at South Medford.
Teammate Brittany Prater had 12 kills, 12 digs for Westlake (20-5), which will play host Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach on Saturday in the second round.
Mary Wahed had five kills and 11 digs, and Alicia Chamness contributed 14 digs for the Axemen.
Bonaventure 3-1: Haily Fithian had 44 assists and 20 digs and Breezy Ward had a season-high 27 digs for visiting La Reina of Thousand Oaks (16-6, 8-0), which remained atop the Tri-Valley League standings.
Hannah Thompson added 16 digs for Sheldon, and Gabbi Parker had seven kills.
Maria Nava had seven kills, six blocks, two aces and 14 digs for Grant (4-3, 4-1).
Kellie Holmstedt added 44 assists and Ashley Canup had six digs for the Bulldogs (9-0).