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Definition of delve verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they delve
    he / she / it delves
    past simple delved
    -ing form delving
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to search for something inside a bag, container, etc. synonym dig She delved into her handbag for a pen.
  2. 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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: delve