plumb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “plumb” in the English Dictionary

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plumbverb [T]

uk   us   /plʌm/

plumb verb [T] (WATER)

to ​supply a ​building or a ​device with ​waterpipes, or to ​connect a ​building or a ​device to a ​waterpipe: We've ​discovered that ​ourhouse isn't plumbed ​properly. I ​think we can plumb the new ​bath into the ​existingpipes. Have you plumbed the ​dishwasher inyet?

plumb verb [T] (DEEP)

specialized engineering to ​measure how ​deep something is, ​especiallywater to ​understand or ​discover all about something: Now that she had ​begun, she ​wanted to plumb her own ​childhoodfurther.


uk   us   /plʌm/

plumb adverb (EXACTLY)

informal exactly: The ​hotel is plumb in the ​middle of the ​town. He ​hit me plumb on the ​nose.

plumb adverb (COMPLETELY)

US informal completely: I plumb ​forgotyourbirthday.

plumbadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /plʌm/ specialized
exactlystraight, usually ​describing a ​verticalsurface or ​line: When you ​hang a ​door, you need to make ​sure that it is both ​level and plumb.out of plumb not ​straightvertically: The ​externalwall is out of plumb by ​half a ​metre.
(Definition of plumb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plumb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 水, 给…装水管…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水, 給…裝水管…
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