delv v. go down deep, explore; seek information

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  • delved deeply into — thoroughly explored (of a subject, topic, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • delve — UK [delv] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms delve : present tense I/you/we/they delve he/she/it delves present participle delving past tense delved past participle delved 1) to look for information by searching through something thoroughly This …   English dictionary

  • delve — I. verb (delved; delving) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English delfan; akin to Old High German telban to dig Date: before 12th century transitive verb archaic excavate intransitive verb 1. to dig or labor with or as if with a spade …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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