There are 2 main translations of plumb in Spanish

: plumb1plumb2

plumb1

dilucidar, v.

Pronunciation /plʌm//pləm/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (fathom)
    (mystery) dilucidar
  • 2

    • 2.1Nautical

      sondar
      sondear
      • Forget the normal fly fishing gear if you plan a trip after these monsters; the only effective method is to plumb the depths with a trolled and heavily - weighted spinner or live bait.

    • 2.2Building

      aplomar
      • Then plumb them with a level and nail the brackets to the floor.
      • Place the panel snug into the corner as possible with a level on the opposite vertical edge to plumb the panel.
      • Raise the short wall sections into place, plumb them as you have done previously, and secure the corners.
      • Once the post has been set into the base, it can be moved a little bit from side to side parallel with the two raised sides in order to simplify plumbing the post.
      • If so, you only need to install the casing on the opposite side after the jamb is plumbed, squared, and secured in the opening.


noun

  • 1

    Nautical
    plomada feminine
    • He traces a line in white paint along the wall beyond the leaves, then drops a plumb from a cord stretched between two metal poles posted on either side of the tree.
    • Holding a target plumb is a very important worker skill when locating a layout point.
  • 2also plumb bob

    Building
    plomada feminine

adverb

informal

  • 1

    (exactly, right)
    justo
    plumb in the middle en el mero centro Mexico Venezuela Central America informal
    • The batsman plays and misses, and is hit on the pads plumb in front of the wicket.
    • Collymore decides that he wants to take a leg-bye and is struck plumb in front off an inswinger.
    • In fact, Lyle had a 79 to finish plumb last, the only player in the field to be above 300 for the 72 holes.
  • 2US dated

    (totally)
    plumb crazy/stupid loco/tonto de remate
    • For example, somebody whom you just plumb don't like is naturally likely to be just as hard to like on the Interwebnet.
    • Hank was plumb out of breath helping him up, but was very happy to see that Ted was all right.
    • So, needless to say, just about everyone was plumb out of breath when they stopped a hundred yards from their target.
    • So I drove up to Manor Park Plaza to use the A.B.M., because I was plumb out of cash.
    • Its plumb crazy at a time when we are trying to recruit more staff to cut the teaching profession's workload.
    • He was plumb tuckered out and very glad Charlie had talked him out of the trip to the lower pastures.
    • That stuff made you plumb crazy, as I remember it.
    • It's important to forgive yourself if you're just too plumb tired to get in a workout.

adjective

  • 1

    a plomo
    • The problem is that the corners are seldom true plumb or vertical, and this is where the difficulty lies.
    • In carpenter's heaven, all surfaces would be flat and straight, all vertical elements would be plumb and horizontal ones level, and all corners would be exact right angles.
    • If it is not plumb, a little more attention is needed.
    • Retrofit windows are installed into existing frames, and if those frames are not plumb or square, there may be problems.
    • If the frame is not perfectly plumb or level, the door won't open or close correctly.
    • Make sure that the posts are plumb and the rail is parallel to the steps.
    • Snap a plumb chalkline down the center of the stud to establish the position of the edge of the panel.
    • Do not cut at an angle, or into a v-shape, which makes it far more difficult to hold the tree plumb in the stand, and reduces the amount of water available to the tree.
    • There was no significant deterioration of the surface of the brick; no evidence of falling bricks, and the walls were plumb.
    • Use a hand level frequently to keep the wall plumb and the rows of brick level.
    • Apply the boards in a stair-step pattern and be sure they are plumb.
    • Even though part of the beauty of straw bale houses is their handmade unevenness, build plumb and square.
    • Be sure the rough stud at the door opening is plumb.
    • Insert tapered shims under the cabinet, as needed, until a level shows that it is plumb and vertical.
    • Next place a level against the edge of the panel to check that it is plumb, making certain your panel is in a correct position before nailing it into the studs.
    • If the instrument is set up directly on a control point, carefully check to be sure that the instrument is plumb over the control point and that the control points have not been disturbed.
    • Frequent use of a hand level will help keep the wall plumb and the courses level.
    • Finish surfaces to a true plane, to correct line and level, with all angles and corners to a right angle unless specified otherwise, and with walls and reveals plumb and square.
    • If the wall ties are adequate, the brickwork should be rebuilt plumb.
    • As you set each post, it is especially important that the posts remain plumb, regardless of how much the ground slopes.

There are 2 main translations of plumb in Spanish

: plumb1plumb2

plumb2

Pronunciation /plʌm//pləm/

transitive verb