Definition of Dig in
1. Verb. Occupy a trench or secured area. "The troops dug in for the night"
2. Verb. Eat heartily. "The food was placed on the table and the children pitched in"
Definition of Dig in
1. Verb. (idiomatic) To begin eating. ¹
2. Verb. To make a burst of hard work. ¹
3. Verb. (military) To dig trenches to resist an enemy attack. (This meaning is extended by metaphor to cricket and other situations.) ¹
4. Verb. (idiomatic) To adopt a resolute state of mind (often: ''to '''dig in''' one's feet'', ''heels'', etc.) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Dig In
Literary usage of Dig in
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cyprus : Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples: A Narrative of Researches by Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Charles William King, Alexander Stuart Murray (1877)
"Two men sent to dig in 1870.— Aghios Photios.—Discovery of colossal head and other sculptures. —Excitement of villagers. ..."
2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"... that neither the tenant, without the licence of the lord, nor the lord, without the consent of the tenant, could dig in these mines, being new mines. ..."
3. The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced from an by William Churchill (1911)
"Niue, Uvea: keli, to dig. Samoa: 'eli, to dig, to pull hard in paddling. Hawaii: eli, to dig in the ground. Maori: keri, to dig, to rush along violently. ..."
4. Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples: A Narrative of Researches by Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Charles William King, Alexander Stuart Murray (1878)
"Two men sent to dig in 1870.— Aghios Photios.—Discovery of colossal head and other sculptures. —Excitement of villagers.—Scene of Confusion at night. ..."
5. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1793)
"Alfo they may dig in the floors of cellars and vaults, fo that there be ... be well defended as it was before ; fo they may dig in the ruins and decays of ..."
6. The Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the ...by Thomas Edlyne Tomlins by Thomas Edlyne Tomlins (1835)
"So if a man demises lands for life or years, in which there is a coal mine open, the lessee may dig in it; for the mine being open, it shall be intended, ..."
7. Digest of Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States ...by United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company by United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1917)
"Dig. In- solv. §§ 219-291.] VI. Appeal and Revision of Proceedings. ... Dig. In- solv. §§ 306-309.] VIII. Offenses Against Insolvency Laws. ..."
8. Danger Signals for Teachers by Albert Edward Winship (1919)
"dig in The World War brought us some expressions that are likely to stay with us. "dig in" is one of them. The Germans lost both battles of the Marne ..."