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fathom
American English: /ˈfæðəm/
British English: /ˈfað(ə)m/

Translation of fathom in Spanish:

noun

  • in 20 fathoms of water o water 20 fathoms deep
    a 20 brazas de profundidad
    Example sentences
    • If your boat is in the water and cannot be trailered, move it offshore to waters over 200 fathoms deep as soon as a Tsunami Warning is declared.
    • He is still miles and fathoms and nautical miles and light years ahead of everyone else in baseball.
    • On March 23, 1875, 13 days after leaving Nares Harbor, soundings indicated a depth of 4,475 fathoms or about 27,000 feet.

transitive verb

  • 1.1

    fathom (out)

    (understand)
    1.2 (Nautical)
    Example sentences
    • In the middle of this temple complex, there is an ancient pond, fed by the waters sprouting from its bed; it has been claimed that the depth of this pond has never been fathomed.
    Example sentences
    • I just can't fathom people who could have a quiet life, who don't have to be controversial for a living, but do it anyway.
    • You can analyze a Mozart piano concerto note by note and still not fathom the genius of the whole piece.
    • But I can't fathom anyone reading stories like this and not feeling the sting and burn of utter, abject shame.

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