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  Definition of plunge
  1. a brief swim in water
  2. a steep and rapid fall
  3. begin with vigor; "He launched into a long diatribe"; "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"
  4. engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"
  5. cause to be immersed; "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"
  6. 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"
  7. thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water"
  8. dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity; "She plunged at it eagerly"
  9. drop steeply; "the stock market plunged"
  10. fall abruptly; "It plunged to the bottom of the well"
Similar Words: dip, launch, steep, immerse, engulf, engross, absorb, soak up, dunk, souse, douse, dive, plunk, dump

 

Hyponyms: drink in, drink, sop, dip, douse, duck, dabble, dunk, souse, submerge, submerse, soak, sheathe, power-dive, nosedive, crash-dive, parachute, jump

 

Grouped Verbs: immerse, steep, engulf, engross, absorb, soak up, launch, dump, dive, plunk

 

Derivational Morphology: dunk, dip, souse, douse, immerse, duck, dump, dive, plunk, concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion, preoccupation, preoccupancy, intentness, submersion, ducking, dousing, plunger, plumber's helper, drenching, soaking, sousing, dipper, Dunker, Dunkard, Tunker, diver, piston

 

 
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