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Language: Old English
Origin: delfan 'to dig'

delve

verb
     
delve [intransitive]
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 hand deeply into a bag, container etc
delve into/in
He delved into his pocket and brought out a notebook.

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