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, plunge(noun)

    a brief swim in water

  2. plunge(verb)

    a steep and rapid fall

  3. immerse, plunge(verb)

    thrust or throw into

    "Immerse yourself in hot water"

  4. dive, plunge, plunk(verb)

    drop steeply

    "the stock market plunged"

  5. plunge(verb)

    dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity

    "She plunged at it eagerly"

  6. plunge, launch(verb)

    begin with vigor

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

  7. plunge, immerse(verb)

    cause to be immersed

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

  8. plunge, dump(verb)

    fall abruptly

    "It plunged to the bottom of the well"

  9. dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douse(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    devote (oneself) fully to

    "He immersed himself into his studies"

Wiktionary

  1. plunge(Noun)

    the act of plunging or submerging

  2. plunge(Noun)

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

  3. plunge(Noun)

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

  4. plunge(Noun)

    heavy and reckless betting in horse racing; hazardous speculation

  5. plunge(Noun)

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

  6. plunge(Verb)

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

    to plunge the body into water

  7. plunge(Verb)

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

  8. plunge(Verb)

    to baptize by immersion

  9. plunge(Verb)

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

    he plunged into the river

  10. plunge(Verb)

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

  11. plunge(Verb)

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

  12. plunge(Verb)

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

  13. plunge(Verb)

    to entangle or embarrass (mostly used in past participle)

  14. plunge(Verb)

    to overwhelm, overpower

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plunge(verb)

    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

  2. Plunge(verb)

    to baptize by immersion

  3. Plunge(verb)

    to entangle; to embarrass; to overcome

  4. Plunge(verb)

    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

  5. Plunge(verb)

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

  6. Plunge(verb)

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

  7. Plunge(noun)

    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

  8. Plunge(noun)

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

  9. Plunge(noun)

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

  10. Plunge(noun)

    heavy and reckless betting in horse racing; hazardous speculation

  11. Origin: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. plunge

    The act or a person or underwater product to focus and jump or move into water in a specific and safe way.

    The diver knew he had to focus and plunge into the water at a specific height and angle.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2017  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say plunge in sign language?

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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. Johann von Goethe:

    Plunge boldly into the thick of life

  2. Acting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    We would neither allow Turkey to face a fait accompli nor would we plunge it into an adventure.

  3. Junichi Ishikawa:

    Last week's dollar/yen plunge was such that it was natural for some to instinctively buy the dollar.

  4. 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.

  5. Special Representative Abdoulaye Bathily:

    After almost 20 years of violence, civil war, it would be really sad for Burundi to plunge again into a new circle of violence.

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