Spanish translation of 'fathom'
⇒ water five fathoms deep
agua de una profundidad de cinco brazas
- (figurative) (also fathom out)
llegar a entender
⇒ I can't fathom why
no me explico por qué
⇒ I can't fathom him/it out at all
no le/lo entiendo en absoluto
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How can a non-executive be expected to fathom the depths of Congolese mining rights?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Equally, no plumb line can fathom the depths of my misery at sitting through this overlong, mediocre serial.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
He could not fathom the depths of her reserve but determined he would test it well before the night was out.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
Why did he fathom the depths of her mind when she barely understood them herself?SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)
But I can't really fathom it.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
I can't really fathom it at the minute.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
But you can't really begin to fathom it until you're actually there.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
But pals say she has struggled to fathom the depths of his betrayal.The Sun (2010)
It is impossible to fathom such depths of sheer callousness.The Sun (2013)
It retains this same transformative power today, but one has to hear it and do it to fathom fully its life-changing power.Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: fathom NOUN
A fathom is a measurement of 1.8 metres or 6 feet, used when referring to the depth of water.
We sailed into the bay and dropped anchor in five fathoms of water.
Translation of fathom from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary