Translation of delve in Spanish:

delve

Pronunciation: /delv/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (research) [literary/literario] to delve into sth ahondar en algo to delve into the past hurgar* en el pasado
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (rummage) hurgar*, escarbar
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    • 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.

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