delve
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delve
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to look for; used with "in" or "into")
a. rebuscar
After delving in his suitcase for several minutes, Roberto finally found his passport.Tras rebuscar en su maleta durante varios minutos, por fin Roberto dio con su pasaporte.
Joanie delved into the toy box and pulled out a huge stuffed elephant.Joanie rebuscó en la caja de juguetes y sacó un enorme elefante de peluche.
b. hurgar
Janice delved into her pocket for a coin, which she gave to her granddaughter for a lollipop.Janice hurgó en el bolsillo para una moneda que le dio a su nieta para una paleta.
c. escarbar
There was a time when I had to go delving in dumpsters just to find food to eat.Hubo un tiempo cuando tuve que ir escarbando en contenedores tan solo para buscar algo de comer.
2. (to research; used with "into")
a. ahondar
Diego has been delving into Buddhism to make sense of his life.Diego ha estado ahondando en el budismo para entender mejor su vida.
b. hurgar
There's no sense in delving into matters that can't be changed or taken back.No hay razón para hurgar en asuntos que ya no se pueden cambiar ni retirar.
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delve
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. rebuscar
to delve into a bagrebuscar en una bolsa
to delve into the pasthurgar en el pasado
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delve [delv]
intransitive verb
to delve into [+pocket, cupboard] hurgar en; rebuscar en; [+subject] profundizar en; ahondar en; [+past] hurgar en; we must delve deeper tenemos que profundizar or ahondar todavía más
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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