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  1. sound

    • IPA[saʊnd]

    英式

    • v.
      ascertain (the depth of water in the sea, a lake, or a river), typically by means of a line or pole or using sound echoes;find the depth of water in (a ship's hold).
    • n.
      a long surgical probe, typically with a curved, blunt end.
    • verb: sound, 3rd person present: sounds, gerund or present participle: sounding, past tense: sounded, past participle: sounded

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. ascertain (the depth of water in the sea, a lake, or a river), typically by means of a line or pole or using sound echoes Mr Pattison was sounding the depth of the water with a pole
    • find the depth of water in (a ship's hold).
    • 2. question (someone) discreetly or cautiously so as to ascertain their opinions on a subject we'll sound out parliament first
    • inquire into (someone's opinions) discreetly or cautiously officials arrived to sound out public opinion at meetings in factories
    • 3. examine (a person's bladder or other internal cavity) with a long surgical probe.
    • 4. (especially of a whale) dive down steeply to a great depth he sounded, arching his back steeply and raising his rubbery flukes in the air

    名詞

    • 1. a long surgical probe, typically with a curved, blunt end.