Associations to the word «Delve»


DELVE, verb. (intransitive) To dig the ground, especially with a shovel.
DELVE, verb. (ambitransitive) To search thoroughly and carefully for information, research, dig into, penetrate, fathom, trace out
DELVE, verb. (ambitransitive) To dig, to excavate.
DELVE, noun. (now rare) A pit or den.

Dictionary definition

DELVE, verb. Turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration".

Wise words

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