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plunge

noun (n)

  • a brief swim in water (noun.act)
    Synonym: dip
    source: wordnet30
  • a steep and rapid fall (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of thrusting into or submerging; a dive, leap, rush, or pitch into, or as into, water; as, to take the water with a plunge. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • thrust or throw into (verb.contact)
    Synonym: immerse
    source: wordnet30
  • drop steeply (verb.motion)
    Synonym: dive, plunk
    Example:
    The stock market plunged.
    source: wordnet30
  • dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity (verb.motion)
    Example:
    She plunged at it eagerly.
    source: wordnet30
  • begin with vigor (verb.change)
    Synonym: launch
    Example:
    She plunged into a dangerous adventure.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to be immersed (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text.
    source: wordnet30
  • fall abruptly (verb.motion)
    Synonym: dump
    Example:
    It plunged to the bottom of the well.
    source: wordnet30
  • immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate (verb.contact)
    Synonym: dip, douse, dunk, souse
    source: wordnet30
  • devote (oneself) fully to (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • To thrust into water, or into any substance that is penetrable; to immerse; to cause to penetrate or enter quickly and forcibly; to thrust; as, to plunge the body into water; to plunge a dagger into the breast. Also used figuratively; as, to plunge a nation into war. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To thrust or cast one's self into water or other fluid; to submerge one's self; to dive, or to rush in; as, he plunged into the river. Also used figuratively; as, to plunge into debt. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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