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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.


Synonymsplum


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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