backset, beat the bushes, bore, burrow, cavity, cultivate, culture, cut, dig, dig out, dike, dredge, dress, drill, drive, excavate, explore, fallow, fertilize, forage, force, frisk, furrow, go through, gouge, gouge out, groove, grub, harrow, hoe, hollow, hunt, list, look around, look round, look through, lower, mine, mulch, nose around, plow, pocket, poke, poke around, prune, pry, quarry, rake, research, root, sap, scoop, scoop out, scrabble, scrape, scratch, search, search through, shovel, sink, smell around, spade, thin, thin out, till, till the soil, trench, trough, tunnel, vacancy, vacuity, vacuum, void, weed, weed out, work
be concave, retire, cave in, render concave, depress, hollow, scoop, scoop out, gouge, gouge out, dig, delve
, excavate, dent, dint, mine, sap, undermine, burrow, tunnel, stave in.
cultivate, till the soil, farm, garden, sow, plant, reap, mow, cut, manure, dress the ground, dig, delve
, dibble, hoe, plough, plow, harrow, rake, weed, lop and top, backset.