HyperDic: delve

English > 1 sense of the word delve:
VERBcontactdelve, dig, cut into, turn overturn up, loosen, or remove earth
delve > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'lv
Rhymesshelve ... twelve: 3 rhymes with ehlv...
English > delve: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
MeaningTurn up, loosen, or remove earth.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsdig, cut into, turn over
Entailed byhoedig with a hoe
mineGet from the earth by excavation
plow, plough, turnTo break and turn over earth especially with a plow
quarryextract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
Narrowerburrow, tunnelMove through by or as by digging
furrow, rut, groovehollow out in the form of a furrow or groove
rout, root, rootledig with the snout
shoveldig with or as if with a shovel
spadedig (up) with a spade
trowelUse a trowel on
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishcavar, excavar
Catalancavar, excavar

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