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 plunge plunge

noun

  • () a brief swim in water  ( dip, plunge )
    a brief swim in water
  • a steep and rapid fall  ( plunge )
    a steep and rapid fall
  • verb

  • () thrust or throw into  ( immerse, plunge )
    thrust or throw into
     Immerse yourself in hot water
    Immerse yourself in hot water
  • () begin with vigor  ( launch, plunge )
    begin with vigor
     He launched into a long diatribe
    He launched into a long diatribe
     She plunged into a dangerous adventure
    She plunged into a dangerous adventure
  • () dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity  ( plunge )
    dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
     She plunged at it eagerly
    She plunged at it eagerly
  • () drop steeply  ( plunk, dive, plunge )
    drop steeply
     the stock market plunged
    the stock market plunged
  • () cause to be immersed  ( immerse, plunge )
    cause to be immersed
     The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text
    The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text
  • devote (oneself) fully to  ( plunge, soak up, absorb, engross, immerse, steep, engulf )
    devote (oneself) fully to
     He immersed himself into his studies
    He immersed himself into his studies
  • immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate  ( douse, plunge, souse, dunk, dip )
    immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
     dip the garment into the cleaning solution
    dip the garment into the cleaning solution
     dip the brush into the paint
    dip the brush into the paint
  • fall abruptly  ( dump, plunge )
    fall abruptly
     It plunged to the bottom of the well
    It plunged to the bottom of the well