Definition of fathom verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

fathom

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈfæðəm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fathom
 
he / she / it fathoms
 
past simple fathomed
 
-ing form fathoming
 
 
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to understand or find an explanation for something fathom somebody/something It is hard to fathom the pain felt at the death of a child. fathom what, where, etc… He couldn't fathom what the man could possibly mean.
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