ankle deep

ankle deep
Synonyms and related words:
cursory, deep, deep-cut, deep-down, deep-engraven, deep-fixed, deep-laid, deep-lying, deep-reaching, deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set, deep-settled, deep-sinking, deep-sunk, deep-sunken, deepish, deepsome, depthless, epidermal, jejune, knee-deep, light, not deep, on the surface, profound, shallow, shallow-rooted, shoal, skin-deep, slight, superficial, surface, thin, trivial, unprofound

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  • ankle-deep — adjective coming only to the ankle or knee (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑knee deep • Similar to: ↑shallow * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : of depth sufficient to reach the ankles a street ankle deep in mud * …   Useful english dictionary

  • ankle-deep — /ang keuhl deep /, adj. 1. high enough to reach or cover the ankles: ankle deep mud. 2. deeply involved or entangled: He is ankle deep in financial troubles. adv. 3. as high as the ankles: Rain water ran ankle deep. [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • ankle-deep — /æŋkəl ˈdip/ (say angkuhl deep) adjective high or deep enough to cover the ankles …  

  • ankle-deep water — shallow water, water which is only deep enough to cover the feet …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ankle deep — reaching the ankles; coming up to the ankles (or knees) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ankle — n. 1) to sprain, turn, twist one s ankle 2) a well turned ( shapely ) ankle 3) (misc.) ankle deep in mud * * * [ æŋk(ə)l] turn twist one s ankle (misc.) ankle deep in mud a well turned ( shapely ) ankle to sprain …   Combinatory dictionary

  • deep — 1. adjective /diːp/ a) Having its bottom far down. That is a deep thought! b) Profound, having great meaning or import, but possibly obscure or not obvious …   Wiktionary

  • deep — deep1 W1S2 [di:p] adj comparative deeper superlative deepest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(going far down)¦ 2¦(going far in)¦ 3¦(serious)¦ 4¦(breath)¦ 5¦(feeling/belief)¦ 6¦(sound)¦ 7¦(colour)¦ 8¦(difficult …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • deep — [[t]di͟ːp[/t]] ♦♦ deeper, deepest 1) ADJ GRADED If something is deep, it extends a long way down from the ground or from the top surface of something. The water is very deep and mysterious looking... Den had dug a deep hole in the centre of the… …   English dictionary

  • deep — 1 /di:p/ adjective 1 GOING FAR DOWN going far down from the top or from the surface: a deep hole in the ground | Come on, get in! The water s not very deep here. | 2 metres/6 feet etc deep: At this point the lake is ninety metres deep. 2 knee… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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