Plumb - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plĘŚm|  American pronunciation of the word plumb
Brit.  |plĘŚm|  British pronunciation of the word plumb


- the metal bob of a plumb line (syn: plummet)


- measure the depth of something
- weight with lead
- examine thoroughly and in great depth
- adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical


- completely; used as intensifiers(syn: clean, plum)
- conforming to the direction of a plumb line
- exactly(syn: plum)


- exactly vertical


He set the board plumb.

I plumb forgot about the party.

The book plumbs the complexities of human relationships.

a scientist who spent her life plumbing the minds of criminals

The play plumbs the depths of human nature.

The plumber is almost finished plumbing the apartment.

The new house has been wired and plumbed.

All the bathroom fixtures have been plumbed.

The carpenter made sure that the wall was plumb.

...a horror movie that's plumb trash and further evidence of the deterioration of popular culture...

I'm plumb certain.

Psychologists try to plumb the deepest mysteries of the human psyche.

The bullet hit him plumb between the eyes.

The whole idea sounds plumb crazy to me.

Plumb out of here!

Word forms

I/you/we/they: plumb
he/she/it: plumbs
present participle: plumbing
past tense: plumbed
past participle: plumbed
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