What does plunge mean?

Definitions for plunge
plʌndʒplunge

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word plunge.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dip, plungenoun

    a brief swim in water

  2. plungeverb

    a steep and rapid fall

  3. immerse, plungeverb

    thrust or throw into

    "Immerse yourself in hot water"

  4. dive, plunge, plunkverb

    drop steeply

    "the stock market plunged"

  5. plungeverb

    dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity

    "She plunged at it eagerly"

  6. plunge, launchverb

    begin with vigor

    "He launched into a long diatribe"; "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"

  7. plunge, immerseverb

    cause to be immersed

    "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"

  8. plunge, dumpverb

    fall abruptly

    "It plunged to the bottom of the well"

  9. dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douseverb

    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"

  10. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak upverb

    devote (oneself) fully to

    "He immersed himself into his studies"

Wiktionary

  1. plungenoun

    the act of plunging or submerging

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

  2. plungenoun

    a dive, leap, rush, or pitch into (into water)

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

  3. plungenoun

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

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

  4. plungenoun

    heavy and reckless betting in horse racing; hazardous speculation

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

  5. plungenoun

    an immersion in difficulty, embarrassment, or distress; the condition of being surrounded or overwhelmed; a strait; difficulty

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

  6. plungeverb

    to thrust into water, or into any substance that is penetrable; to immerse;

    to plunge the body into water

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

  7. plungeverb

    to cast or throw into some thing, state, condition or action

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

  8. plungeverb

    to baptize by immersion

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

  9. plungeverb

    to dive, leap or rush (into water or some liquid); to submerge one's self

    he plunged into the river

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

  10. plungeverb

    to fall or rush headlong into some thing, action, state or condition

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

  11. plungeverb

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

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

  12. plungeverb

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

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

  13. plungeverb

    to entangle or embarrass (mostly used in past participle)

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

  14. plungeverb

    to overwhelm, overpower

    Etymology: From plungen, ploungen, plungier, from plonger, (Modern French plonger), from unattested frequentative *, from plumbum. Compare plumb, plounce.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plungeverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. ploungen, OF. plongier, F. plonger, fr. (assumed) LL. plumbicare, fr. L. plumbum lead. See Plumb.]

  2. Plungeverb

    to baptize by immersion

    Etymology: [OE. ploungen, OF. plongier, F. plonger, fr. (assumed) LL. plumbicare, fr. L. plumbum lead. See Plumb.]

  3. Plungeverb

    to entangle; to embarrass; to overcome

    Etymology: [OE. ploungen, OF. plongier, F. plonger, fr. (assumed) LL. plumbicare, fr. L. plumbum lead. See Plumb.]

  4. Plungeverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. ploungen, OF. plongier, F. plonger, fr. (assumed) LL. plumbicare, fr. L. plumbum lead. See Plumb.]

  5. Plungeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. ploungen, OF. plongier, F. plonger, fr. (assumed) LL. plumbicare, fr. L. plumbum lead. See Plumb.]

  6. Plungeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. ploungen, OF. plongier, F. plonger, fr. (assumed) LL. plumbicare, fr. L. plumbum lead. See Plumb.]

  7. Plungenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. ploungen, OF. plongier, F. plonger, fr. (assumed) LL. plumbicare, fr. L. plumbum lead. See Plumb.]

  8. Plungenoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. ploungen, OF. plongier, F. plonger, fr. (assumed) LL. plumbicare, fr. L. plumbum lead. See Plumb.]

  9. Plungenoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. ploungen, OF. plongier, F. plonger, fr. (assumed) LL. plumbicare, fr. L. plumbum lead. See Plumb.]

  10. Plungenoun

    heavy and reckless betting in horse racing; hazardous speculation

    Etymology: [OE. ploungen, OF. plongier, F. plonger, fr. (assumed) LL. plumbicare, fr. L. plumbum lead. See Plumb.]

Freebase

  1. Plungė

    Plungė is a city in Lithuania with 23,246 inhabitants. It has a crab stick factory which exports to many countries in Europe. Before World War II, Plunge had a large Jewish population.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plunge

    plunj, v.t. to cast suddenly into water or other fluid: to force suddenly (into): to immerse.—v.i. to sink suddenly into any fluid: to dive: to pitch suddenly forward and throw up the hind-legs, as a horse: to rush into any danger: (slang) to gamble recklessly.—n. act of plunging: act of rushing headlong, as a horse.—n. Plung′er, one who plunges: a diver: a long solid cylinder used as a forcer in pumps: (mil.) a cavalry-man: one who bets heavily.—adj. Plung′ing, rushing headlong: aimed from higher ground, as fire upon an enemy.—n. the putting or sinking under water, or other fluid: the act of a horse trying to throw its rider.—Plunge bath, a bath large enough to allow the whole body under water. [O. Fr. plonger—L. plumbum, lead.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'plunge' in Verbs Frequency: #890

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plunge in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plunge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of plunge in a Sentence

  1. Nobuyuki Nakahara:

    Oil prices are likely to keep falling due to slower Chinese growth and because the years of prices above $100 before the recent plunge were 'abnormal' historically, i would not be surprised if the price falls to as low as around $20... It is purely due to supply and demand. There is a ceiling for oil because high energy prices dampen economic growth.

  2. Alan Watts:

    The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

  3. Fatih Birol:

    The historic plunge in global energy investment is deeply troubling for many reasons, it means lost jobs and economic opportunities today, as well as lost energy supply that we might well need tomorrow once the economy recovers.

  4. Special Representative Abdoulaye Bathily:

    This escalation of violence is a danger for the whole region and so something has to be done, after almost 20 years of violence, civil war, it would be really sad for Burundi to plunge again into a new circle of violence.

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    Take risks in your life. If you win you can lead, if you lose you can guide. Take a plunge of faith and MickeyMize your life.

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