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A pit or den

the wise Merlin whylome wont (they say) / To make his wonne, low vnderneath the ground, / In a deepe delue, farre from the vew of day .

To search thoroughly and carefully for information

She was intensely eager to delve into the mystery of Mr. Joplin and his brief case.

To dig the ground, especially with a shovel

I got a spade from the tool-house, and began to delve with all my might - it scraped the coffin; I fell to work with my hands; the wood commenced cracking about the screws; I was on the point of attaining my object, when it seemed that I heard a sigh from some one above, close at the edge of the grave, and bending down.

To dig, to excavate

Let him take off his plates and delve himself, if delving must be done.

{n} a ditch, pit, den, cave, hole, quantity
{v} to dig, open sift, fathom, examin
To dig; to open (the ground) as with a spade
If you delve inside something such as a cupboard or a bag, you search inside it. She delved into her rucksack and pulled out a folder
To dig into; to penetrate; to trace out; to fathom
turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"
To dig or labor with a spade, or as with a spade; to labor as a drudge
A place dug; a pit; a ditch; a den; a cave
If you delve into something, you try to discover new information about it. Tormented by her ignorance, Jenny delves into her mother's past If you're interested in a subject, use the Internet to delve deeper. = dig, probe
{f} go down deep, explore; seek information
delve into
Explore, dig into, go into, inquire into, investigate, look into, probe, prospect, sift
{n} one who digs or opens with a spade
past of delve
One who digs or delves, as with a spade
{i} deep thinker; one who investigates data
One who digs, as with a spade
third-person singular of delve
present participle of delve