- 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to search for something inside a bag, container, etc. synonym dig She delved into her handbag for a pen.
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to try hard to find out more information about something She had started to delve into her father's distant past.
NAmE//dɛlv//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they delve
he / she / it delves
past simple delved
-ing form delving