Translation of fathom in Spanish:

fathom

braza, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfað(ə)m//ˈfæðəm/

noun

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    braza feminine
    in 20 fathoms of water / water 20 fathoms deep a 20 brazas de profundidad
    • They are reported to be capable of diving to depths of 100 to 150 fathoms and remain submerged for up to 15 minutes.
    • With great sadness they buried him in 2,700 fathoms of water, some 300 miles from Tahiti.
    • This shark, common in deep waters, is occasionally found in depths as shallow as 20 fathoms.
    • This lay on the bed of the South China Sea for almost 200 years at a depth of 17 fathoms.
    • The depth sounder tells him how deep his traps are, and the deepest ones we we'll hit today are in about 40 fathoms, or 240 feet, of water.
    • We trolled a zig-zag course along a drop-off, the deep water hitting 150 fathoms.
    • The first column is the circumference in inches and the other three columns are fathoms, feet, and inches.
    • As the standard length of rope required just to drop anchor was 120 fathoms, the market was a big one.
    • If your boat is in the water and cannot be trailered, move it offshore to waters over 200 fathoms deep as soon as a Tsunami Warning is declared.
    • All nets had to be licensed annually and were taxed at the rate of five dollars for every net 65 fathoms in length or smaller.
    • I saw real cities of the surface world, lying in ruins under a thousand fathoms of water.
    • The anchor plummeted down nearly ten fathoms; it is deep, but so sheltered that not much scope is necessary.
    • The maximum reported depth reached by the species is 194 fathoms.
    • It looms towards us, shrouded by fathoms of blue water.
    • A couple of miles off Punta Arena the water is said to drop away into 100 fathoms or 600-feet, and double that distance just beyond the Pulmo Shoals.
    • To their horror, the engine of the boat failed in 23 fathoms of water.
    • At a depth of fifteen fathoms it was six feet wide and contained 76% copper.
    • A rock had suddenly risen out of the depths not three fathoms from the point of the bow.
    • On March 23, 1875, 13 days after leaving Nares Harbor, soundings indicated a depth of 4,475 fathoms or about 27,000 feet.
    • He is still miles and fathoms and nautical miles and light years ahead of everyone else in baseball.

transitive verb

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    (understand)
    entender
    comprender
    • I would go to any extent in my art to fathom the mystery of humankind's existence.
    • They can't fathom that fellow members of democratic societies would not share their struggle with them.
    • I just can't fathom people who could have a quiet life, who don't have to be controversial for a living, but do it anyway.
    • It really did give one's mind a good exercise, trying to fathom out the clues, whether they be ‘red herrings’ or helpful hints.
    • He could never fathom ever giving up his absolute free will.
    • How could you possibly fathom how much he cares for you?
    • She just can't seem to fathom the idea that she's a good player.
    • But I can't fathom anyone reading stories like this and not feeling the sting and burn of utter, abject shame.
    • They couldn't even fathom what I was feeling.
    • Harrison looked so strong that they couldn't fathom him breaking down.
    • I still couldn't fathom why they held such a presence over the school.
    • Even if we were just friends, I still didn't want to fathom another girl in the picture.
    • She didn't have time to fathom the mystery of books, though.
    • But I still couldn't quite fathom the idea of living with Dad.
    • You can analyze a Mozart piano concerto note by note and still not fathom the genius of the whole piece.
    • I just couldn't fathom why he would want to do such a thing.
    • Immediately, the glacial glare seemed to diminish… though Sammy couldn't fathom why.
    • He spent his entire life trying to fathom the mysteries of life: what is virtue?
    • Can you even fathom what goes into this kind of self-inflicted torture?
    • She couldn't fathom him having any of those anymore.
  • 2

    Nautical
    sondar
    sondear
    • In the middle of this temple complex, there is an ancient pond, fed by the waters sprouting from its bed; it has been claimed that the depth of this pond has never been fathomed.