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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Riley Aldrich added 5 kills, 7 assists, 2 aces and 3 digs for the Bulldogs.
Zoe Chamness had 23 assists and 15 digs for visiting South Eugene in a 25-22, 25-19, 25-18 win against North Medford.
Addressing on the occasion the IGP paid rich tributes to outgoing DIGs for their professionalism and meritorious services and termed them a source of inspiration and beacon of light for other officers of the force.
Jordyn Kelly finished with 12 digs for the Golden Eagles.
Libero Katie Soule added 21 digs for South Eugene, which improved to 4-1 in conference play.
Setter Sarah Skaggs had 19 assists and 16 digs for the Knights (15-14, 3-6) who also received 11 kills from Emma Cogan, followed by Grace Cacini (5), Elizabeth Abraham (4) and Sloane Petlak (3).
Allison Davies recorded 17 digs for the Irish, and Casey Rose added 21 assists.
Maddy Boyer had 4 kills and 6 digs for the Bulldogs.
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.
Senior outside hitter Claire Ferriss walloped 24 kills and collected 30 digs for Mid-Suburban East co-leader Buffalo Grove, which posted a 27-25, 33-35, 25-15 girls volleyball win over visiting Prospect on Thursday night.
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.
Cenie Frieson slammed 11 kills and added 4 digs for Antioch.
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.
Veronica Saraz had six kills and 12 digs for Oakridge.
Anna Skrzpchak added 13 assists and 6 digs and Hayley Fisher finished with 9 kills and 9 digs for the Storm.