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sound3

sound3

pronunciation:
saUnd
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sounded, sounding, sounds
definition 1: to measure the depth of (water), as with a weighted line.
synonyms:
fathom
similar words:
measure, plumb, test
definition 2: to seek to determine the attitudes or opinions of (often fol. by out).
He sounded her out on the proposal.
similar words:
examine, investigate, plumb, probe, question, test
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to use a device to measure depth.
similar words:
measure, test
definition 2: to investigate by making indirect inquiries.
similar words:
investigate, probe
definition 3: of whales and other sea creatures, to dive deeply under water.
similar words:
dive, plunge, submerge
 
part of speech: noun
definition: in surgery, a long, slender device used to examine bodily cavities.
synonyms:
probe
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