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

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

  2. plunge(Noun)

    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. plunge(Noun)

    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. plunge(Noun)

    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. plunge(Noun)

    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. plunge(Verb)

    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. plunge(Verb)

    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. plunge(Verb)

    to baptize by immersion

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

  9. plunge(Verb)

    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. plunge(Verb)

    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. plunge(Verb)

    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. 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

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

  13. plunge(Verb)

    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. plunge(Verb)

    to overwhelm, overpower

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Plunge(verb)

    to baptize by immersion

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

  3. Plunge(verb)

    to entangle; to embarrass; to overcome

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

  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

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

  5. Plunge(verb)

    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. 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

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

  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

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

  8. Plunge(noun)

    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. Plunge(noun)

    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. Plunge(noun)

    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. Alan Watts:

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

  2. The IEA:

    In the supposed standoff between OPEC and U.S. light tight oil (LTO), LTO appears to have blinked. Following months of cost cutting and a 60 percent plunge in the U.S. rig count, the relentless rise in U.S. supply seems to be finally abating.

  3. Og Mandino:

    If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions.

  4. David Gauke:

    Are David Gauke going to side with those who want to scrub the democratic verdict of the people — and plunge this country into chaos ? or are Prime Minister Boris Johnson going to side with those of us who want to get on, deliver on the mandate of the people and focus with absolute, laser-like precision on the domestic agenda ? That's the choice.

  5. Robin Bieber:

    The contracts are not all on the same technical page and this causes a lack of clarity, wTI could plunge but the rest hold steady.

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