Fathom in a sentence as a noun

Congratulations you've now sent half an e-mail to you boss....I can't fathom who thought this was a good idea.

" I can't fathom how they're supposed to protect from users' computers being taken over.

I'm a very casual and infrequent tweeter, and I can't fathom how that makes my username 'up for grabs'.

Fathom in a sentence as a verb

I cannot fathom what a 2000 watt motor would do, seems kind of life-threatening honestly.

I really can't fathom any better course of action for the situation, but if you would like to suggest one please go ahead.

> There are no obvious factors in my daughter's life that should bias her towards pink girly toys, yet she is absolutely obsessed with girly pink clothes and toys.> I honestly can't fathom it.

Fathom definitions


a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth

See also: fthm


(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore

See also: fthm


come to understand

See also: penetrate bottom


measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

See also: sound