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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
First recorded in 1785-95; deep + water Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Shoal water, deep water, it seemed all the same to our fortunes.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • There were no trees just there, and jumping in, I pushed the boat off into the deep water.

  • I told you that, somehow or other, I'd tow you into deep water.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • He looked like he'd struck a rock where there was deep water on the chart.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It is all rock along that side, and deep water close to the edge.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • Ever since dark one of my boats has been dodging astern here, in the deep water.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • The others all followed, having been driven into deep water after the leader.

  • That is why she fell down, down, through the deep water to the bottom of the lake.

    The Book of Nature Myths Florence Holbrook
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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