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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 delve /ˈdɛlv/
 (vt.)(vi.)探究,查考坑,穴

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Delf n.  A mine; a quarry; a pit dug; a ditch. [Written also delft, and delve.] [Obs.]
    The delfts would be so flown with waters, that no gins or machines could . . . keep them dry.   --Ray.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Delve v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delved p. pr. & vb. n. Delving.]
 1. To dig; to open (the ground) as with a spade.
    Delve of convenient depth your thrashing floor.   --Dryden.
 2. To dig into; to penetrate; to trace out; to fathom.
    I can not delve him to the root.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Delve, v. i. To dig or labor with a spade, or as with a spade; to labor as a drudge.
    Delve may I not: I shame to beg.   --Wyclif (Luke xvi. 3).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Delve, n.  A place dug; a pit; a ditch; a den; a cave.
    Which to that shady delve him brought at last.
 The very tigers from their delves
 Look out.   --Moore.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 delve
      v : turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over
          the soil for aeration" [syn: dig, cut into, turn
          over]