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Synonyms for plumb

plumb the depths of something

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  • find
  • reach the nadir
  • reach the lowest possible level
  • reach rock bottom of

Synonyms for plumb

at right angles to the horizon or to level ground

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the metal bob of a plumb line

measure the depth of something

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weight with lead

examine thoroughly and in great depth

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adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical

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exactly vertical

exactly

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References in classic literature ?
Grose who first brought up the plumb with an almost elated "You see!"
No, when I go to sea, I go as a simple sailor, right before the mast, plumb down into the forecastle, aloft there to the royal mast-head.
I consulted the most experienced seamen upon the depth of the channel, which they had often plumbed; who told me, that in the middle, at high-water, it was seventy GLUMGLUFFS deep, which is about six feet of European measure; and the rest of it fifty GLUMGLUFFS at most.
At first she would not look straight up at him, but her eyes soon lifted, and his plumbed the deepness of the ever-varying pupils, with their radiating fibrils of blue, and black, and gray, and violet, while she regarded him as Eve at her second waking might have regarded Adam.
If a fellow didn't keep his eyes open he'd go plumb into it." He luxuriated in the sense of protection and authority which his words conveyed.