Definition of 'fathom'
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Why did he fathom the depths of her mind when she barely understood them herself? SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)It is impossible to fathom such depths of sheer callousness. The Sun (2013)But pals say she has struggled to fathom the depths of his betrayal. The Sun (2010)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 DOVEI 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)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)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)But I can't really fathom it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Used Occasionally. fathom is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'fathom'
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.
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