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1delve

verb \ˈdelv\

: to search for information about something

: to reach into a bag, container, etc., in order to find something

delveddelv·ing

Full Definition of DELVE

transitive verb
archaic
:  excavate
intransitive verb
1
:  to dig or labor with or as if with a spade
2
a :  to make a careful or detailed search for information <delved into the past>
b :  to examine a subject in detail <the book delves into the latest research>
delv·er noun
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Examples of DELVE

  1. He tried to delve inside his memory for clues about what had happened.

Origin of DELVE

Middle English, from Old English delfan; akin to Old High German telban to dig
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with DELVE

2delve

noun

Definition of DELVE

archaic
:  cave, hollow

Examples of DELVE

  1. <a poem in which a medieval knight encounters a mysterious beauty in a darkened delve>

First Known Use of DELVE

14th century
DELVE Defined for Kids

delve

verb \ˈdelv\
delveddelv·ing

Definition of DELVE for Kids

1
:  to dig or work hard with or as if with a shovel
2
:  to work hard looking for information

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