still waters run deep

Definition of still waters run deep

used to say that people who are quiet or shy are often very intelligent and interesting

Word by Word Definitions

still play
  1. : devoid of or abstaining from motion

  2. : sedentary

  3. : not effervescent

  1. : to become motionless or silent : quiet

  2. : allay, calm

  3. : to put an end to : settle

  1. : without motion

  2. : always, continually

  3. : in a progressive manner : increasingly

  1. : quiet, silence

  2. : a static photograph

  1. : distill

  1. : distillery

  2. : apparatus used in distillation comprising either the chamber in which the vaporization is carried out or the entire equipment

run play
  1. : to go faster than a walk

  2. : to move at a fast gallop

  3. : flee, retreat, escape

  1. : an act or the action of running : continued rapid movement

  2. : a quickened gallop

  3. : a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. : being in a melted state

  2. : made from molten material : cast in a mold

  3. : having made a migration or spawning run

deep play
  1. : extending far from some surface or area: such as

  2. : extending far downward

  3. : extending well inward from an outer surface

  1. : to a great depth : deeply

  2. : far on : late

  3. : near the outer limits of the playing area

  1. : a vast or immeasurable extent : abyss

  2. : the extent of surrounding space or time

  3. : ocean


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