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Plunge Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • a brief swim in water
  • a steep and rapid fall
  • begin with vigor; "He launched into a long diatribe"; "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"
  • engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"
  • cause to be immersed; "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"
  • 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"
  • thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water"
  • dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity; "She plunged at it eagerly"
  • drop steeply; "the stock market plunged"
  • fall abruptly; "It plunged to the bottom of the well"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a brief swim in water ,
  • a steep and rapid fall

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Plunge'

  • Plunge: Plunge may refer to: Plunge (American football), a play in American football Plunge (geology), the inclination of a surface or axis of an anticline to
  • Plunge pool: A plunge pool (or plunge basin or waterfall lake) is a depression at the base of a waterfall created by the erosional force of falling water and rocks
  • The Plunge: For other uses, see Plunge (disambiguation). Coordinates: 37°55′27.84″N 122°23′2.82″W / 37.9244000°N 122.3841167°W / 37.9244000; -122.3841167 The
  • Polar bear plunge: band, see Polar Bear Club. See also: Winter swimming A polar bear plunge is an event held during the winter where participants enter a body of water
  • Bus plunge: Bus plunge stories are a nickname for a journalistic practice of reporting bus mishaps in short articles that describe the vehicle as "plunging" from
  • Perilous Plunge: Perilous Plunge was a shoot-the-Chutes style attraction located at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. The ride opened on September 15, 2000

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* Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yieldAgainst stupidity the very godsThemselves contend in vain. Exalted reason,Resplendent daughter of the head divine,Wise foundress of the system of the world,Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss. - Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller

* To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It's easy to say no, even if it means dying. - Jean Anouilh

* The degradation which characterizes the state into which you plunge him by punishing him pleases, amuses, and delights him. Deep down he enjoys having gone so far as to deserve being treated in such a way. - Marquis de Sade

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