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Plunge meaning

plunge - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; " dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; " dip the brush into the paint"
  2. 2. thrust or throw into; " Immerse yourself in hot water"
  3. 3. To baptize by immersion.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To entangle; to embarrass; to overcome.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To pitch or throw one's self headlong or violently forward, as a horse does.
  8. 8. To bet heavily and with seeming recklessness on a race, or other contest; in an extended sense, to risk large sums in hazardous speculations.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Hence, a desperate hazard or act; a state of being submerged or overwhelmed with difficulties.
  11. 11. The act of pitching or throwing one's self headlong or violently forward, like an unruly horse.
  12. 12. Heavy and reckless betting in horse racing; hazardous speculation.
  13. 13. To put suddenly into water or any other liquid.
  14. 14. To sink, fall, or rush, as into water; dive; throw the body forward; enter suddenly and quickly; as, to plunge into the woods.
  15. 15. The act of suddenly and quickly jumping, falling, entering, etc.; a sudden fall.
  16. 16. Act of plunging.
  17. 17. To cast suddenly into any fluid; immerse; thrust.
  18. 18. To sink or fall suddenly; dive; rush headlong.

plunge - examples of usage

  1. I saw him lean forward suddenly and plunge a foot into the water. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. At every plunge I expected to be buried, and every moment I was prepared to be torn from my hold. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. Surely, after so long a plunge down, down, that voice should have passed on to some new topic. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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