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plumb

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2 rising straight up
  • the wall was not plumb, so everything else in the room was out of kilter
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vertical, perpendicular, plumb mean being at right angles to a base line. vertical suggests a line or direction rising straight upward toward a zenith.
    • the side of the cliff is almost vertical
perpendicular may stress the straightness of a line making a right angle with any other line, not necessarily a horizontal one.
    • the parallel bars are perpendicular to the support posts
plumb stresses an exact verticality determined (as with a plumb line) by earth's gravity.
    • make sure that the wall is plumb

plumb

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1 in a direct line or course
  • I can't believe he walked plumb into the tree, without even seeing it!
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to measure the depth of (as a body of water) typically with a weighted line
  • plumbed the bay to make sure it was deep enough for the ship
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