verb (used without object), delved, delv·ing.
verb (used with object), delved, delv·ing.
Origin of delve
Examples from the Web for delving
Delving deeper into this despair, photographs of “The Forgotten Ones” examine the lives of various groups of Latin American women.In ‘Urbes Mutantes,’ Scenes From Latin America’s Transformations|Justin Jones|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Delving into why this slaughter never happened uncovers a story of spy-craft, subterfuge and tightly-kept secrets.
By delving into her own experience, Carucci was able to examine more deeply the universality of motherhood.Elinor Carucci Captures the Messy, Beautiful Reality of Motherhood|Amy Zimmerman|November 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I worked with Ann Roth as well, and it was the same approach to delving beneath the material.
Telling too much or delving too deep, would turn it into a drama.Shirley MacLaine on ‘Bernie,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ and Her Lifetime Achievments|Lorenza Muñoz|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And there, to this very day, men who love the story are delving after the dead city as you might search for a buried treasure.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew|Josephine Preston Peabody
By delving in about the wreck, Tom was able to get out the gasolene stove.Tom Swift and his Wireless Message|Victor Appleton
After delving all day, they cooked and ate their supper, and then sat by the camp fire.Then and Now|Robert Vaughn
In truth, the enigmas of the Hayti affair can be solved only by delving in the Spanish archives.William Pitt and the Great War|John Holland Rose
A group of soldiers approached slowly, delving into pockets for weapons, peering into opened pieces of baggage.Erik Dorn|Ben Hecht
verb (mainly intr; often foll by in or into)
Word Origin for delve
Old English delfan "to dig" (class III strong verb; past tense dealf, past participle dolfen), common West Germanic verb (cf. Old Saxon delban, Dutch delven, Middle High German telben "to dig"), from PIE root *dhelbh- (cf. Lithuanian delba "crowbar," Russian dolbit', Czech dlabati, Polish dłubać "to chisel;" Russian dolotó, Czech dlato, Polish dłuto "chisel"). Weak inflections emerged 14c.-16c. Related: Delved; delving.