Plunge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plʌndʒ|  American pronunciation of the word plunge
Brit.  |plʌn(d)ʒ|  British pronunciation of the word plunge

noun

- a brief swim in water (syn: dip)
- a steep and rapid fall

verb

- thrust or throw into (syn: immerse)
- drop steeply(syn: dive, plunk)
- dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
- begin with vigor(syn: launch)
- cause to be immersed(syn: immerse)
- fall abruptly(syn: dump)
- immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate (syn: dip, douse, dunk, souse)
- devote (oneself) fully to (syn: absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, steep)

Examples

Her car plunged off a bridge.

The stock market plunged yesterday.

The President's approval rating has plunged to 20 percent.

The moose population has plunged in recent years.

The rocky cliffs plunge into the swirling rapids below.

The road plunges down the mountain.

Amazingly, the cat survived its plunge from the building's roof.

Market analysts predicted a price plunge.

The store experienced a sharp plunge in sales.

The path plunges down (the cliff) to the sea.

The children plunged into the cold water without complaining.

The city was plunged into darkness when the electricity supply was cut off in the storm.

We were plunged at once into philosophical discussions.

It was only to plunge into new errors.

Don't be too keen to plunge into argument with him.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: plunge
he/she/it: plunges
present participle: plunging
past tense: plunged
past participle: plunged
noun
singular: plunge
plural: plunges
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