verb (used without object), delved, delving.
to carry on intensive and thorough research for data, information, or the like; investigate:
to delve into the issue of prison reform.
Archaic. to dig, as with a spade.
verb (used with object), delved, delving.
Archaic. to dig; excavate.
verb (mainly intransitive; often foll by in or into)
to inquire or research deeply or intensively (for information, etc): he delved in the Bible for quotations
to search or rummage (in a drawer, the pockets, etc)
(esp of an animal) to dig or burrow deeply (into the ground, etc)
(also transitive) (archaic or dialect) to dig or turn up (earth, a garden, etc), as with a spade


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