delve into

delve into
index analyze, canvass, examine (study), inquire, investigate, peruse, probe, research, scrutinize

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  • delve into — phr verb Delve into is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bag …   Collocations dictionary

  • delve into something — ˌdelve ˈinto sth derived to try hard to find out more information about sth • She had started to delve into her father s distant past. Main entry: ↑delvederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • delve — [delv] v [: Old English; Origin: delfan [i] to dig ] 1.) to try to find more information about someone or something delve into ▪ research that delves deeply into this issue 2.) [always + adverb/preposition] to search for something by putting your …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • delve — v. (d; intr.) to delve into (to delve into the background of a case) * * * [delv] (d; intr.) to delve into (to delve into the background of a case) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • delve — [[t]de̱lv[/t]] delves, delving, delved 1) VERB If you delve into something, you try to discover new information about it. [V into n] Tormented by her ignorance, Jenny delves into her mother s past... [V adv] When you delve a bit deeper, you… …   English dictionary

  • delve — verb (I) 1 (always + adv/prep) to search for something by putting your hand deeply into a bag, container etc: delve in/among/between etc: Hank delved in his pockets for some change. 2 poetic to dig delve into phrasal verb (T) to try to find more… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • delve — verb 1) she delved into her pocket Syn: rummage (around/about) in, search, hunt in, scrabble around in, root around/about in, ferret (about/around) in, fish about/around in, dig into/in; go through, rifle through 2) we must delve into the matter… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • delve — 1. verb /dɛlv/ a) 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 …   Wiktionary

  • delve — delver, n. /delv/, v., delved, delving. v.i. 1. to carry on intensive and thorough research for data, information, or the like; investigate: to delve into the issue of prison reform. 2. Archaic. to dig, as with a spade. v.t. 3. Archaic. to dig;… …   Universalium

  • Delve — Delvev. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delving}.] [AS. delfan to dig; akin to OS. bidelban to bury, D. delven to dig, MHG. telben, and possibly to E. dale. Cf. {Delf} a mine.] 1. To dig; to open (the ground) as with a spade. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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