plumb ( plumbs 3rd person present) ( plumbing present participle) ( plumbed past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you plumb something mysterious or difficult to understand, you succeed in understanding it.
She never abandoned her attempts to plumb my innermost emotions... V n
2 verb When someone plumbs a building, they put in all the pipes for carrying water.
She learned to wire and plumb the house herself. V n
3 If someone plumbs the depthsof an unpleasant emotion or quality, they experience it or show it to an extreme degree.
to plumb the depths phrase V inflects, oft PHR of n
They frequently plumb the depths of loneliness, humiliation and despair...
4 If you say that something plumbs new depths, you mean that it is worse than all the things of its kind that have existed before, even though some of them have been very bad.
to plumb new depths phrase V inflects, oft PHR of n Relations between the two countries have plumbed new depths...
plumb line ( plumb lines plural ) A plumb line is a piece of string with a weight attached to the end that is used to check that something such as a wall is vertical or that it slopes at the correct angle. n-count
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 lead, plumb bob, plummet, weight
2 perpendicularly, up and down, vertically
3 bang, exactly, precisely, slap, spot-on (Brit. informal)
4 delve, explore, fathom, gauge, go into, measure, penetrate, probe, search, sound, unravel
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