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1.
Liking, finding inspiration in
I'm digging that saffron jacket you're wearing, man.
by lanneus February 18, 2005
 
2.
The act of looking for vinyl records (wax) in a non-corporate, non-chain-retail establishment. It may mean mom & pop independent record shops, but could also refer to thrift stores, flea markets, estate sales, record shows, or any other sort of second-hand place for vinyl. If the shop's sign consists of someone's name, followed by the word "Records" ("Jim's Records", "Craig's Records", "Bob's Books & Vinyl"), chances are you'll be digging there.

"Digging" is short for "digging the crates", as most of these shops consist of an unorganized room filled with tens of thousands of records shoved in cardboard boxes and milk-crates of all sorts. "Digging" means to comb, or "dig", through these boxes, in search of great vinyl that has slipped under the radar. Most, if not all of these records, are second hand, and sold at prices well-under that of retail music. Haggling is expected.

The digging process takes hours at a time, then a few hours more on top of that, and anything less indicates that a person is "shopping", and not "digging". Astute diggers will be standing outside a shop as it opens, or showing up at a record show at 6 am, just as vendors are unloading their vans, to try and get the choice picks while one-upping the other diggers. A primary difference between "shopping" for records and "digging" for records is with the latter, you don't know what you're looking for upon entering. You dig, finding interesting things as you go, most of which you may never have heard of, and may spend an equal number of hours listening to/screening it all, before deciding what is worth purchase.
"Hey, I need some new records for tonight’s gig. Wanna hit up Virgin Megastore?"

"Nah, let's go digging instead. I hear Bob's shop got a new collection for sale, in from a friend's roommate's cousin's sister's brother-in-law, who was a DJ and died last week. We've got to dig through it before the other guys get to it first."

"Is John going to be there?"

"Naw, he's kind of lame. He only plays new tracks, bought retail. He doesn't dig."
by DG March 01, 2005
 
3.
to perform information reconnaissance using the Internet - to find out information about a person, without his or her knowledge - mostly accomplished with the help of Yahoo, Google and Google Groups.

frowned upon because it's a slight invasion of privacy - and because the information isn't coming directly from the person. information recovered during digging can never be exposed to the person.
I did a little digging and found out he runs this site called the Urban Dictionary - you won't believe what I found there!
 
4.
Digging is a way of dancing to hard, electronic, or trance music; typically of a psychedelic nature.
I felt it before I knew it, and just started digging away. We were all digging til the sun came up.
by BPIsouth September 13, 2011
 
5.
When someone is dragging a point out too far or looking too deep into an issue.
(English teacher making up a wild interpretation of simple poetry) "Digging" or "Oh wow, can you say 'digging'?"
by Bianca M May 06, 2007
 
6.
The acts of continuously making one’s self stand out, which is portrayed in a negative manner. When this person tries to make up for these losses, they descend deeper and deeper into their own folly.
He is currently digging himself into a black hole, with his ongoing ludicrous comments and his outlandish ways, which stand as the very essence of his being.
by AnonymousDefiner February 01, 2007
 
7.
self inflicting pain by using your nails to dig in to the skin of some part of your body. Often considered a form of cutting, but is more an act of stress, anxiety, anger,or tension then depression. Although sometimes, depression does cause digging.
After the continuous physical fights with her brother, she chose to dig her problems away.

She was digging to remove the stress she felt.
by anonymous56 December 05, 2004