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What does "dig on" mean here? Hallorann gained his knees and as it came at him, lowslung and incredibly quick, he splashed it with the gas. There was a hissing, spitting sound and it drew back. "Gas!" Hallorann cried, his voice shrill and breaking. "Gonna burn you, baby! Dig on it awhile!" The lion came at him again, still spitting angrily. Hi, everyone. I am reading the Shining and come across "dig on". I have looked it up. I am not sure whether it means "enjoy" or "look at"? The context is Hallorann is fighting a hedge animal shaped like a lion which has come to life. He trys to burn it with gas. Thank you.
Jun 4, 2017 9:36 AM
Answers · 2
This is slang. I perceive the phrase "dig on it" to typically mean "think about it" or to "contemplate it".
June 4, 2017
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