plumb-v; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: measure the depth of something

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] PLUMB NP2[location] (PP[theme]) May be used metaphorically to indicate examining something in great detail.

The parallel consists more of the emotional depths they both seek to plumb.
It was a war of mentalities which had plumbed the abysses.
Your rescue ship will be plumbed for every Federation secret aboard.
He plumbed the Tech for information about the immediate environment.
There were other matters yet to be plumbed.

VerbNet: search-35.2
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: plumb.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: weight with lead

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[theme] PLUMB NP2[destination] (only one example found)

The weight will automatically plumb the string.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: plumb.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: make vertical by measuring against a plumb line

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] PLUMB NP2[theme] (PP[extent]) NP1[agent] PLUMB NP2[theme] (PP[instrument]) NP1[agent] PLUMB NP2[theme1] PP[theme2]

Plumb the edge of the door jamb before fastening.
I made certain my tone was as level as a freshly plumbed door.
The laser plumbs the beam automatically to within 1/ 8" @ 100 ft.
We plumbed the frame by aligning it with the distant, vertical sides of Boston's skyscrapers.
The stem and stern are plumbed with a plumb-line.
Plumb the door to the wall.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: plumb.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: install plumbing

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] PLUMB NP2[theme] (PP[instrument]) NP1[agent[animate]] PLUMB NP2[theme] (PP[start_point]) PP[end_point|theme2] NP1[agent[animate]] PLUMB PP[start_point] PP[end_point|theme2] PP[instrument] NP1[agent[animate]] PLUMB NP2[location]

They probably plumbed the drain line from the dishwasher into the garbage disposal.
I just plumbed the line so that it had a valve on it.
Normally, it's left up to the plumber to figure out the best way to plumb the house.
They took an existing closet and plumbed the toilet in there, creating a "water closet.
The GS factory plumbed the toilet to the blackwater tank.
GC plumbed the sink with a U-shaped trap in the undersink cabinet.
He plumbed from the compressor discharges to the intake with PVC drain pipe.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: plumb.04