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plumbverb [T]

uk   us   /plʌm/

plumb verb [T] (WATER)

to supply a building or a device with water pipes, or to connect a building or a device to a water pipe: We've discovered that our house isn't plumbed properly. I think we can plumb the new bath into the existing pipes. Have you plumbed the dishwasher in yet?

plumb verb [T] (DEEP)

specialized engineering to measure how deep something is, especially water to understand or discover all about something: Now that she had begun, she wanted to plumb her own childhood further.

plumbadverb

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 forgot your birthday.

plumbadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /plʌm/ specialized
exactly straight, usually describing a vertical surface or line: When you hang a door, you need to make sure that it is both level and plumb.out of plumb not straight vertically: The external wall is out of plumb by half a metre.
Translations of “plumb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 水, 給…裝水管…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水, 给…装水管…
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