bedelve

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bedelven, from Old English bedelfan (to dig around, bury), equivalent to be- +‎ delve. Cognate with Dutch bedelven (to bury, overwhelm).

Verb[edit]

bedelve (third-person singular simple present bedelves, present participle bedelving, simple past bedelved or bedolve, past participle bedelved or bedolven)

  1. (transitive, UK, dialectal) To dig around or about; bury; cover up.

Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

bedelve

  1. singular present subjunctive of bedelven