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Definition of fathom noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    fathom

     noun
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    NAmE//ˈfæðəm//
     
     
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  1. 1a unit for measuring the depth of water, equal to 6 feet or 1.8 meters The ship sank in 20 fathoms.
  2. 2(figurative) She kept her feelings hidden fathoms deep.
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