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English adjective: plumb

1. plumb exactly vertical

SamplesThe tower of Pisa is far out of plumb.

Similarperpendicular, vertical

Antonymshorizontal, inclined

English noun: plumb

1. plumb (artifact) the metal bob of a plumb line

Synonymsplumb bob, plummet

Broader (hypernym)bob

Part meronymperpendicular, plumb line

English adverb: plumb

1. plumb completely; used as intensifiers

SamplesClean forgot the appointment.
I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out.

Synonymsclean, plum

Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

2. plumb conforming to the direction of a plumb line

3. plumb exactly

SamplesFell plumb in the middle of the puddle.


Domain usagecolloquialism

English verb: plumb

1. plumb (cognition) measure the depth of something

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)measure, quantify

2. plumb (contact) weight with lead

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)burden, burthen, weight, weight down

3. plumb (cognition) examine thoroughly and in great depth

ExamplesThe men plumb the area for animals , The men plumb for animals in the area

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)explore

4. plumb (change) adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set

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