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A measure of length equal to 6 feet. Also: to come to understand.

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Usage examples (38)
  • I cannot fathom the meaning of the clues in the poem.
  • But the effect was huge, almost too huge to fathom from a personal perspective.
  • The thing that's so fascinating and hard to fathom is how much he pushes himself to get it, to do it right.
  • What I find very hard to fathom is that the Clintons who lost fair and square continue to seek ways to undermine Obama.
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