dig into

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Verb1.dig into - examine physically with or as if with a probe; "probe an anthill"
penetrate, perforate - pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest"
gutter - wear or cut gutters into; "The heavy rain guttered the soil"

w>dig into

vi +prep obj
(inf) cake, pieherfallen über (+acc) (inf)
sb’s pastwühlen in (+dat)
to dig (deep) into one’s pockets or purse (fig)tief in die Tasche greifen
References in classic literature ?
I took particular pleasure in this breaking of ground, for in almost all latitudes men dig into the earth for an equable temperature.
Every year across the country, thousands of people dig into a buried natural gas line or other underground lines.
April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With warmer weather on the way, homeowners and contractors across Michigan are getting ready to dig into outdoor projects.