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[deep-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈdipˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər/
having, requiring, or operating in deep water:
deepwater shipping; deepwater drilling for oil.
Origin of deepwater
1785-95; deep + water Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The deep water below the stone did not give him back himself as had done the streamlet five days before.

    Lewis Rand Mary Johnston
  • Those junkers will stick to her till she ducks for deep water.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • Presently I came to a sheer wall of stone, perhaps thirty feet high, rising directly from the deep water.

    Fisherman's Luck Henry van Dyke
  • Puget Sound is a "drowned valley," with an abundance of deep water.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • He leaped on the end of their canoe as they pushed out into deep water.

  • Now when a beaver is frightened, he of course makes for deep water.

    Forest Neighbors William Davenport Hulbert
  • Both vessels sank in deep water, practically the whole of their crews having been removed safely under a hot fire.

    America's War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell
  • They had been carried into deep water, where the tallest of them could not touch bottom.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
Slang definitions & phrases for deep water

deep water

Related Terms

in deep water

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with deep water

deep water

see: in deep , def. 2.
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