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
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    More example sentences
    • 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
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Definition of delve in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day calco
m
exact replica …
Cultural fact of the day

Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.