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delve / delv/ • v. [intr.] reach inside a receptacle and search for something: she delved in her pocket. ∎  research or make inquiries into something: delving into the atom's secrets. ∎  [tr.] poetic/lit. dig; excavate. DERIVATIVES: delv·er n.

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delve

delve dig, lit. and fig. (dial. and lit.). OE. delfan str. vb. = OS. bidelƀan (Du. delven), OHG. bitelban :- WGmc. *delƀ- *dalƀ- *dulƀ-. The weak form of the pt. appeared in XIV and of the pp. in XVI.

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delve

delvemultivalve, salve, valve •lipsalve • check valve • univalve •bivalve •delve, helve, shelve, twelve •absolve, devolve, evolve, exsolve, involve, revolve, solve

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