US: /ˈpɫəm/
UK: /plˈʌm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

plumb /plʌm/
  • danh từ
    • quả dọi
    • dây dọi; dây dò nước
    • thế thẳng đứng, độ ngay (của tường...)
      • out of plumb: không thẳng đứng, không ngay, xiên
  • tính từ
    • thẳng đứng, ngay
      • a plumb wall: bức tường thẳng đứng
    • (nghĩa bóng) hoàn toàn, đích thật
      • plumb nonsense: điều hoàn toàn vô lý
  • phó từ
    • thẳng đứng, ngay
    • (nghĩa bóng) đúng, ngay
      • plumb in the centre: ngay ở giữa, đúng ở giữa
    • (từ lóng) hoàn toàn, thật đúng là
      • plumb crazy: hoàn toàn điên rồ, thật đúng là điên
  • ngoại động từ
    • dò độ sâu (biển, sông...) bằng dây dò; đo (độ sâu) bằng dây dò
    • (nghĩa bóng) dò, thăm dò, dò xét
      • to plumb a mystery: dò xét một điều bí ẩn
    • làm thẳng đứng (bức tường...)
    • nội động từ
      • làm nghề hàn chì

    Advanced English dictionary

    verb, adverb
    + verb [VN] (literary) to try to understand or succeed in understanding sth mysterious
    Synonym: FATHOM
    She spent her life plumbing the mysteries of the human psyche. + He had clearly plumbed the general sense of the message.
    Idioms: plumb the depths of sth to be or to experience an extreme example of sth unpleasant: His latest novel plumbs the depths of horror and violence. + It was at that stage in her life when she plumbed the depths of despair. + The team's poor performances plumbed new depths last night when they lost 10-2.
    Phrasal Verbs: plumb sth<->in (especially BrE) to connect a WASHING MACHINE, toilet, etc. to the water supply in a building
    + adverb
    1 (used before prepositions) exactly: He was standing plumb in the middle of the road.
    2 (old-fashioned, AmE, informal) completely: He's plumb crazy.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 weight, (plumb-)bob, plummet, lead, sinker:
    The plumb holds the string taut and exactly vertical.
    2 vertical, perpendicular, straight up and down:
    Make sure the jamb is plumb before hanging the door.
    3 vertically, perpendicularly, straight up and down:
    The cord doesn't hang plumb because the shelf is in the way.
    4 exactly, precisely, dead, right, accurately, Colloq slap, Brit bang, spot:
    The navigator checked our position and we were plumb on course.
    5 sound, fathom, measure, probe, explore, measure, gauge, delve, penetrate:
    The bathyscaphe has plumbed the deeps of the Indian Ocean. I plumb the depths of depression thinking of starving people everywhere.

    Concise English dictionary

    +the metal bob of a plumb line
    +measure the depth of something
    +weight with lead
    +examine thoroughly and in great depth
    +adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
    +exactly vertical
    +completely; used as intensifiers
    +conforming to the direction of a plumb line