"Dig" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 wā jué to excavate / to dig / to unearth
 bā to peel / to skin / to tear / to pull down / to cling to (sth on which one is climbing) / to dig
 wā to dig / to excavate / to scoop out
 jué to dig
 páo to dig / to excavate / (coll.) to exclude / not to count / to deduct / to subtract
 wā to dig / to scoop out
 hú to dig / to mix
洿 wū dig (a pond) / stagnant water
 fèn dust, earth / a bank of earth / to dig / to bring together
 bèn dust / to dust / a bank of earth / to bring together / to dig / also pr. [fen4]
 zuān jìn to get into / to dig into (studies, job etc) / to squeeze into
 chū tǔ to dig up / to appear in an excavation / unearthed / to come up out of the ground
 kāi dòng to start / to set in motion / to move / to march / to dig in (eating) / to tuck in (eating)
 kāi wā to dig out / to excavate / to scoop out
 wā kuàng to dig a mine / mining
 wā kōng xīn si to dig for thoughts (idiom) / to search everything for an answer / to rack one's brains
 dǎ dòng to punch a hole / to drill a hole / to dig a hole / to burrow
 kāi jué to excavate / to dig out / fig. to investigate (in an archive)
 wā kāi to dig into / to cut a mine into
 tàn kuàng to prospect / to dig for coal or minerals
 wā dòng to dig a hole
 zì qǔ miè wáng to court disaster (idiom) / to dig one's own grave
 wā diào to dig out / to eradicate
 zì jué fén mù to dig one's own grave
 záo jǐng to dig a well
 kāi hé to open a river / to dig a canal / to thaw (of river)
 páo gēn lit. to dig up the root / to get to the heart of (the matter)
 tiǎo to raise / to dig up / to poke / to prick / to incite / to stir up
 zuān to drill / to bore / to get into / to make one's way into / to enter (a hole) / to thread one's way through / to study intensively / to dig into / to curry favor for personal gain
 gǒng to cup one's hands in salute / to surround / to arch / to dig earth with the snout / arched
 záo chisel / to bore a hole / to chisel or dig / certain / authentic / irrefutable / also pr. [zuo4]
 chú a hoe / to hoe or dig / to weed / to get rid of
 kōu to dig out / to pick out (with one's fingers) / to carve / to cut / to study meticulously / to lift one's clothes / stingy / miserly
 páo gēn wèn dǐ to dig up roots and inquire at the base (idiom) / to get to the bottom of sth
 luó què jué shǔ lit. to net birds and dig for rats (idiom) / fig. hard pressed for cash / on the verge of bankruptcy
穿 lín kě chuān jǐng lit. face thirst and dig a well (idiom) / fig. not to make adequate provision / to act when it is too late
 zuān gù zhǐ duī to dig into piles of outdated writings (idiom) / to study old books and papers
 cuì dig a hole
 wā xué to excavate / to dig out a cave
 shū wā to dredge / to dig out (a channel)
 luó jué to scrape around for money / hard pressed for cash / cf 羅雀掘鼠|罗雀掘鼠 / to net birds and dig for rats (idiom)
 lín kě jué jǐng lit. not to dig a well until one is thirsty / to be unprepared and seek help at the last minute (idiom)
 jué chū to exhume / to unearth / to dig out
 dǎ zuò pō (of a horse, dog etc) to sit back on one's haunches and refuse to be coaxed forward / (of a person) to brace oneself to resist being made to go forward / (fig.) to dig one's heels in
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