What does "to dig a tick" mean?
The phrase is "the hare dug a tick from the scraggy skin under her jaw". Thank you.
- HermanoLv 79 years ago
Ticks have a way of fastening their mouth parts so securely that it takes a concerted effort to remove them. The hare's resort was to scratch at the pest until it was dislodged, scratching being equivalent in this sense to digging.Source(s): Life. Observation. Appreciation.