30 day challenge! I challenge you to learn 30 phrasal verbs in 30 days: increase your vocabulary. Today we will learn phrasal verbs with DIG: dig in, dig up, dig out, dig it.
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This is the Rachel’s English 30-Day Challenge! Learn 30 phrasal verbs in 30 days! Jumpstart your vocabulary in 2017. Today is Day 25 and we’re studying phrasal verbs with “dig”.
Dig in: This is an informal way to say, go ahead and start eating. Alright guys, the food’s going to get cold so dig in!
We use this phrasal verb in the phase “dig one’s heels in.” This means to refuse, to resist. He keeps trying to get me to change my mind, but I’m digging in my heels. This means, I’m resisting, I will not change my mind.
To dig up means to find something. It took forever, but I dug up the instructions on how to work the coffee maker. They’re trying to dig up evidence to put him in jail.
To dig out means to locate something or someone that is under a bunch of things: I need to dig out that file, it’s at the very back. Or, after the earthquake, they tried for days to dig out survivors. Or, I hate it when I have to dig something out that’s at the very bottom of my purse.
Do you dig it? To dig something is slang for liking it. I dig your shoes. I dig this lesson on phrasal verbs.
Dig. Dig is simply the D sound, dd, tongue at the roof of the mouth dd– releasing, dd, dih-. The IH vowel, di-, a little bit of jaw drop, front of the tongue arches towards the roof of the mouth here, IH, diiihhg. And G. Back of the tongue lifts and touches the soft palate, then pulls away. Dig. Dig.
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