plumb the depths of

Definition of plumb the depths of

  1. 1 literary :  to examine (something) in a careful and complete way in order to understand it The play plumbs the depths of human nature.

  2. 2 :  to experience a lot of (something) someone who has plumbed the depths of loss/pain

Word by Word Definitions

  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

depthplay depths
  1. :  a deep place in a body of water

    :  a part that is far from the outside or surface

    :  abyss

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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