plunge (Meaning)

Wordnet

plunge (n)

a brief swim in water

a steep and rapid fall

Wordnet

plunge (v)

thrust or throw into

drop steeply

dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity

begin with vigor

cause to be immersed

fall abruptly

immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

devote (oneself) fully to

Webster

plunge (v. t.)

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.

To baptize by immersion.

To entangle; to embarrass; to overcome.

Webster

plunge (v. i.)

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.

To pitch or throw one's self headlong or violently forward, as a horse does.

To bet heavily and with seeming recklessness on a race, or other contest; in an extended sense, to risk large sums in hazardous speculations.

Webster

plunge (n.)

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.

Hence, a desperate hazard or act; a state of being submerged or overwhelmed with difficulties.

The act of pitching or throwing one's self headlong or violently forward, like an unruly horse.

Heavy and reckless betting in horse racing; hazardous speculation.

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plunge Sentence Examples

  1. The diver took a daring plunge into the icy water.
  2. The stock market experienced a steep plunge, causing widespread losses.
  3. The politician's reputation took a sharp plunge after the scandal.
  4. The company's profits plunged by 50% during the recession.
  5. The plane plunged into the ocean, leaving no survivors.
  6. The climber slipped and plunged down the mountainside.
  7. The temperature plunged overnight, bringing icy conditions.
  8. The boat plunged through the waves, rocking violently.
  9. The knife plunged into the target with deadly precision.
  10. The athlete plunged into training, determined to achieve her goals.

FAQs About the word plunge

a brief swim in water, a steep and rapid fall, thrust or throw into, drop steeply, dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity, begin with vigor, cause to

dive, dip,sound, plunk, plump,pitch, immerse, plonk, submerge

surface, surface,,

The diver took a daring plunge into the icy water.

The stock market experienced a steep plunge, causing widespread losses.

The politician's reputation took a sharp plunge after the scandal.

The company's profits plunged by 50% during the recession.