delve into something

delve into something
ˌdelve ˈinto sth derived
to try hard to find out more information about sth

She had started to delve into her father's distant past.

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  • delve — UK [delv] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms delve : present tense I/you/we/they delve he/she/it delves present participle delving past tense delved past participle delved 1) to look for information by searching through something thoroughly This …   English dictionary

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