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plumb

[ pluhm ]SEE DEFINITION OF plumb
  • adj.vertical
  • verbprobe, go into

Synonyms for plumb

  • erect
  • perpendicular
  • sheer
  • straight
  • upright
  • straight up
  • up and down
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Antonyms for plumb

  • dishonest
  • prone
  • flat
  • horizontal
  • level
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLUMB

He'll be plumb stoop-shouldered if he don't hurry up and get the new kicked off of 'em.

It is the vertebra which steadies him plumb up to a positive perpendicular.

You bet I shut him up quick—saying a thing like that about a plumb stranger.

If all this newspaper stuff is so Albert was right all the time and I was plumb wrong.

It's my sobri'ty that's my ondoin', that an' bein' plumb moral.

An' the best part is that my dear Oscar's so plumb ready an' willin'.

“I told you you was plumb full of information,” said Rathburn.

When I have children I'm just going to leave them plumb alone.

Manufactured by the makers of the famous Plumb "Anchor Brand" tools.

But after he got his breath he didn't say much except that he was plumb tired.

WORD ORIGIN

"lead hung on a string to show the vertical line," early 14c., from Old French *plombe, plomee "sounding lead," and directly from Late Latin *plumba, originally plural of Latin plumbum "lead (the metal), lead ball; pipe; pencil," a word of unknown origin, related to Greek molybdos "lead" (dialectal bolimos) and perhaps from an extinct Mediterranean language, perhaps Iberian.

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Dove

verbdescend, usually going underwater
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