Definition of delve
- delved into her handbag in search of a pen
- delved into the past
- the book delves into the latest research
- won't delve into her reason for leaving
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He tried to delve inside his memory for clues about what had happened.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
a poem in which a medieval knight encounters a mysterious beauty in a darkened delve
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