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 Dictionary entry overview: What does delve mean? 

DELVE (verb)
  The verb DELVE has 1 sense:

1. turn up, loosen, or remove earth

  Familiarity information: DELVE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DELVE (verb)

Sense 1delve [BACK TO TOP]


Turn up, loosen, or remove earth

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


cut into; delve; dig; turn over

Context examples:

Dig we must / turn over the soil for aeration

Hypernyms (to "delve" is one way to...):

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "delve"):

furrow; groove; rut (hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove)

root; rootle; rout (dig with the snout)

spade (dig (up) with a spade)

shovel (dig with or as if with a shovel)

trowel (use a trowel on; for light garden work or plaster work)

burrow; tunnel (move through by or as by digging)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP

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