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Verb: plunge  plúnj
  1. Thrust or throw into
    "plunge yourself in hot water";
    - immerse
     
  2. Drop steeply
    "the stock market plunged";
    - dive, plunk
     
  3. Dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
    "She plunged at it eagerly"
     
  4. Begin with vigour
    "She plunged into a dangerous adventure";
    - launch
     
  5. Cause to be immersed
    "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text";
    - immerse
     
  6. Fall abruptly
    "It plunged to the bottom of the well";
    - dump
     
  7. Immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
    "plunge the garment into the cleaning solution";
    - dunk, dip, souse, douse
     
  8. Devote (oneself) fully to
    "He plunged himself into his studies";
    - steep, immerse, engulf, engross, absorb, soak up
Noun: plunge  plúnj
  1. A brief swim in water
    - dip
     
  2. A steep and rapid fall

Derived forms: plunged, plunges, plunging

Type of: begin, center [Brit, US], centre [Brit, Cdn], come down, commence, concentrate [Brit], dart, dash, descend, drop, fall, flash, focus [Brit], get, get down, go down, penetrate, perforate, pore [Brit], rivet [Brit], scoot, scud, set about, set out, shoot, start, start out, swim, swimming, whip

Encyclopedia: Plunge