dig into

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to look for in)
a. rebuscar en
Doug dug into the junk draw and pulled out a screwdriver.Doug rebuscó en el cajón de trastos y sacó un destornillador.
2. (to use)
a. echar mano en
I was hoping to avoid digging into that fund, but we have to pay those medical bills.Esperaba no tener que echar mano en ese fondo, pero hay que pagar esas facturas médicas.
3. (to start eating)
a. atacar
Pedro went into the kitchen and dug into the chocolate while everyone else was still eating dinner.Pedro pasó a la cocina y atacó el chocolate mientras los demás aún cenaban.
4. (to start working on)
a. ponerse manos a la obra con
Yolanda dug into the pile of paperwork on her desk.Yolanda se puso manos a la obra con la pila de papeles que había en su escritorio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to delve into)
a. ahondar en
I'm going to dig into this subject when I have time.Voy a ahondar en este tema cuando tenga tiempo.
b. profundizar en
I'd like to dig into the history of this city.Me gustaría profundizar en la historia de esta ciudad.
c. estudiar a fondo
I write songs, but I've never dug into composition.Escribo canciones, pero nunca estudié composición a fondo.
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dig into
intransitive verb
1 (use up) [+reserves] consumir; usar
I had to dig into my savings to pay for it tuve que recurrir a or echar mano de mis ahorros para pagarlo
2 (investigate) [+sb's past] remover; hurgar en
why are journalists still intent on digging into her past?
3 (start) [+food] hincar el diente a; atacar
he dug hungrily into his food
to dig into a meal hincar el diente a una comida
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