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Phrasal Verbs: Dig

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage:
A
We were just starving , so when the food finally arrived we just dug in.
B
We were just starving , so when the food finally arrived we just dug on.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘dig in’, which means to eat greedily.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage:
A
On seeing me run out of money, she quickly dug onto her purse and lent me some cash.
B
She dug into her handbag and pulled out a bunch of keys.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘dig into’, which means to reach inside to get something.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage:
A
After a long search on the internet, he dug out some amazing information.
B
The reporters eventually dig up the whole truth regarding the scandal.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘dig up’, which means to find out something/some information.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage:
A
I dug out my old university essays.
B
I dug over my old university essays.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘dig out’, which means to find something you haven't used, seen, etc, for a long time.
Question 5
Choose the correct usage:
A
He hacks me off with his endless complaining.
B
Some people hack me on with their endless complaining.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is hack off, which means to annoy.
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