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delve

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdelvedelve /delv/ verb [intransitive]  1 to try to find more information about someone or somethingdelve into research that delves deeply into this issue2 LOOK FOR[always + adverb/preposition] to search for something by putting your hand deeply into a bag, container etcdelve into/in He delved into his pocket and brought out a notebook.→ See Verb table
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delveThis man would want to know everything, would delve and dig, and not be satisfied with surface explanations.For 13 years, she delved assiduously.So I delved beneath my anorak and pulled out a corner of shirt.To delve into interface design further, consider video on-demand.While some contributions amount to little more than a description of manufacturers' software, others delve into the concepts and methodologies.Yet here the counsellor faces the problem of whether to delve into the difficult past, or to leave it alone.We shall need also to delve into the foundations of mathematics, and even to question the very nature of physical reality.No one was to be called upon to delve too deeply into his pocket, it was agreed.delve intoLaurie delved into her briefcase and pulled out a letter.Stewart's book delves into the history of traditional Christmas foods.delve into/inThe man took a step back, delving into his heavy pocket.It will highlight 1,000 courses, some obscure, and delve into history, trivia and tradition.His response is to abandon the troubled human mind, and delve into the animal world instead.Yet here the counsellor faces the problem of whether to delve into the difficult past, or to leave it alone.As I delved into the history of pentecostalism and began visiting all the pentecostal churches I could, some discoveries surprised me.Without delving into the legal niceties too deeply, the procedure of a public inquiry generally takes the following form.But I think we must delve into the past for some link with what is happening here today.
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Verb table
delve
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydelve
he, she, itdelves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydelved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave delved
he, she, ithas delved
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad delved
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill delve
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have delved
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam delving
he, she, itis delving
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you, we, theyare delving
Past
I, he, she, itwas delving
you, we, theywere delving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been delving
he, she, ithas been delving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been delving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be delving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been delving
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