ankle-deep water

ankle-deep water
shallow water, water which is only deep enough to cover the feet

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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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

  • 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 — 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 — 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

  • deep — adj., n., & adv. adj. 1 a extending far down from the top (deep hole; deep water). b extending far in from the surface or edge (deep wound; deep plunge; deep shelf; deep border). 2 (predic.) a extending to or lying at a specified depth (water 6… …   Useful english dictionary

  • deep — Synonyms and related words: Bassalia, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, absorbed, absorbing, abstract, abstracted, abstruse, abysm, abysmal, abyss, abyssal, abyssal zone, acute, ample, amplitudinous, ankle deep, arcane, arch, ardent, artful, astute,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • deep — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English dep, from Old English dēop; akin to Old High German tiof deep, Old English dyppan to dip more at dip Date: before 12th century 1. extending far from some surface or area: as a. extending far downward < a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • knee-deep — I adjective coming only to the ankle or knee (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑ankle deep • Similar to: ↑shallow II adverb up to the knees we were standing knee deep in the water …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dark Water (2002 film) — Dark Water Directed by Hideo Nakata Produced by Taka Ichise Written by Hideo Nakata …   Wikipedia

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