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Plumb

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Noun

1. plumb, plumb bob, plummet

the metal bob of a plumb line

Verb

2. plumb

measure the depth of something

3. plumb

weight with lead

4. plumb

examine thoroughly and in great depth

5. plumb

adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical

Adjective

6. plumb

exactly vertical

Example Sentences:
'the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb'

Adverb

7. clean, plum, plumb

completely; used as intensifiers

Example Sentences:
'clean forgot the appointment'
'I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out'

8. plumb

conforming to the direction of a plumb line

9. plum, plumb

exactly

Example Sentences:
'fell plumb in the middle of the puddle'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Plumb

see synonyms of plumb
noun
1. 
a weight, usually of lead, suspended at the end of a line and used to determine water depth or verticality
2. 
the perpendicular position of a freely suspended plumb line (esp in the phrases out of plumb, off plumb)
adjective also: plum
3. (prenominal) informal, mainly US
(intensifier)
a plumb nuisance
adverb also: plum
4. 
in a vertical or perpendicular line
5. informal, mainly US
(intensifier)
plumb stupid
6. informal
exactly; precisely (also in the phrase plumb on)
verb
7. (transitive; often foll by up)
to test the alignment of or adjust to the vertical with a plumb line
8. (transitive)
to undergo or experience (the worst extremes of misery, sadness, etc)
to plumb the depths of despair
9. (transitive)
to understand or master (something obscure)
to plumb a mystery
10. 
to connect or join (a device such as a tap) to a water pipe or drainage system

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Plumb

see synonyms of plumb
noun
1. 
a lead weight (plumb bob) hung at the end of a line (plumb line), used to determine how deep water is or whether a wall, etc. is vertical
adjective
2. 
perfectly vertical; straight down
adverb
3. 
in a vertical direction; straight down
4.  Informal
entirely; wholly; absolutely
plumb tired out
verb intransitive
5.  Informal
to work as a plumber
verb transitive
6. 
to test or sound with a plumb
7. 
to discover the facts or contents of; fathom; solve; understand
8. 
to make vertical
9. 
to weight or seal with lead
10. 
to equip with plumbing

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Plumb

see synonyms of plumb
n.
1. A weight on the end of a line, used to determine water depth.
2. A weight on the end of a line, used especially by masons and carpenters to establish a true vertical.
adv.
1. In a vertical or perpendicular line.
2. Informal Directly; squarely: fell plumb in the middle of the puddle.
3. also plum Informal Utterly; completely: plumb worn out. right
adj.
1. Exactly vertical. See Synonyms at vertical.
2. also plum Informal Utter; absolute; sheer: a plumb fool.
v. plumbed, plumb·ing, plumbs
v.tr.
1. To determine the depth of with a plumb; sound.
2. To test the verticality or alignment of with a plumb.
3. To straighten or make perpendicular: plumb up the wall.
4. To examine closely or deeply; probe: "Shallow ideas are plumbed and discarded" (Gilbert Highet).
5. To seal with lead.
6. To outfit with or connect to a plumbing system: plumbed the utility closet so a washing machine could be installed.
v.intr.
To work as a plumber.

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