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take soundings

verb as in plumb

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Example Sentences

And when they come to look at that spare room they had to take soundings before they could navigate it.

I even managed to take soundings, and found that the greatest depth was 54 feet; the lake bottom was almost level.

Now I'm going up in the bow with a boat-hook to take soundings; we'll run slow and keep right in the middle of the river.

The boats sent to take soundings were suddenly surrounded at the entrance of a large bay by a crowd of pirogues.

Still they were forced constantly to tack about, bring to, get under weigh, and take soundings at least once a day.


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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to take soundings, such as: delve, explore, fathom, penetrate, unravel, and gauge.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.