- 1Reach inside a receptacle and search for something: she delved in her pocketMás ejemplos en oraciones
rummage (about/around/round) in, search (through), hunt through, scrabble about/around in, root about/around in, ferret (about/around) in, fish about/around in, poke about/around in, dig in, grub about/around in, go through, burrow in; rifle through, scour, ransack, turn upside down, turn inside outBritish • informal rootle around inAustralian/New Zealand • informal fossick through• rare roust around in
- Jo then delved in to the toy box and brought out a farmyard set before passing round a bag of plastic animals for the youngsters to pull out and identify.
- At great personal risk I delved in among the spines today but, apart from last year's abandoned nest, there was nothing.
- Then he prised open my mouth and delved in with a metal stick while the nurse fed a miniature sprinkler system down my gullet.
- 1.1Research or make painstaking enquiries into something: the society is determined to delve deeper into the matterMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Along with that, the show has two researchers delving into all the newspaper periodicals that are sent in.
- His research delves into matroidal structures, a concept based on graphs and matrices and its applications.
- I was confused and delved into my own research on the matter.
- 2 • archaic Dig; excavate: when Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman? [with object]: the approach from the surface above had awed her, so hugely delved were the tunnelsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- They rounded another corner, careful not to brush up against the slime-covered wall and descended down another tunnel, delving deeper underground.
- Although the economy as a set of material practices has existed ever since ‘Adam delved and Eve span,’ it was not conceptualized as separate until about 300 years ago.
- He turned the corner and still the tunnel delved deeper into the rock.
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- A top profiler and unmatched delver into the serial-killer mindset, she is terribly good at that thing where you hold the torch on top of your handgun when entering a dark apartment.
- A truly remarkable book thoroughly investigated and produced by arguably one the world's greatest delvers into the understanding of the ancient past.
- Fate was - in the past - supposed to be the supreme delver into the arcane and the mysterious energies of the universe.
Old English delfan 'dig', of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch delven.