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as in draft

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verb (1)

present participle of sound
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as in echoing
to continue or be repeated in a series of reflected sound waves the stranded hiker's cries for help sounded throughout the canyon

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verb (2)

present participle of sound
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as in plumbing
to measure the depth of (as a body of water) typically with a weighted line the pilot sounded the river to make sure we weren't in any danger of running aground

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as in plunging
to cast oneself head first into deep water a whale suddenly surfaced and then, just as suddenly, sounded

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“Sounding.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sounding. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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