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off plumb

Definition of off plumb

technical

  1. :  not straight upright <The chimney is off plumb.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

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  1. :  a lead weight attached to a line and used to indicate a vertical direction

  1. :  straight down or up :  vertically

    :  to a complete degree :  absolutely

    :  in a direct manner :  exactly

  1. :  to weight with lead

    :  to measure the depth of with a plumb

    :  to examine minutely and critically

  1. :  exactly vertical or true

    :  thorough, complete


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