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Definition 1: turn up, loosen, or remove earth - [verb of contact]

Samples where delve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Dig we must
  • turn over the soil for aeration

Synonyms for delve in the sense of this definition

(delve is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of delve ) hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

"furrow soil"

(... is a kind of delve ) dig with the snout

"the pig was rooting for truffles"

(... is a kind of delve ) dig (up) with a spade

"I spade compost into the flower beds"

(... is a kind of delve ) dig with or as if with a shovel

"shovel sand" "he shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long"

(... is a kind of delve ) use a trowel on; for light garden work or plaster work

(... is a kind of delve ) move through by or as by digging

"burrow through the forest"

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