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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Get to the root of. Fathom. Also: A weight suspended by a line to test the depth or the vertical alignment of something.

Usage examples (37)
  • We must not always try to plumb the depths of the human heart; the truths it contains are among those that are best seen in half-light or in perspective.
  • Fell plumb in the middle of the puddle
  • The tower of Pisa is far out of plumb
  • His own dexterity in catching the phrase plumb in the middle gave him a thrill of excitement. for more
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