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plunge

plunge

 
 
pronunciation:
pluhnj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
take the plunge
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: plunged, plunges, plunging
definition 1: to propel abruptly or forcefully into a substance, esp. a soft or liquid one.
He plunged his burned hand into cool water.
synonyms:
douse
similar words:
drive, duck, dunk, immerse, propel, sink, submerge, thrust
definition 2: to bring abruptly into a drastic change of condition.
The eclipse plunged the land into darkness.The leaders plunged the country into war.
synonyms:
throw
similar words:
cast, drive, pitch, precipitate, sink, thrust
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to throw oneself into something.
The diver plunged into the pool.They plunged into a furious debate.
synonyms:
dive
similar words:
fling, hurl, throw
definition 2: to move abruptly forward or downward.
When the train stopped suddenly, he plunged into another passenger.On Friday, the temperature plunged to zero.
synonyms:
lunge, pitch, plummet
similar words:
cascade, dart, decline, descend, dive, fall, leap, swoop, tumble
definition 3: to take action boldly or hastily.
synonyms:
jump, leap, pounce
similar words:
dash, dive, spring
definition 4: (informal) to speculate, or invest money recklessly.
synonyms:
speculate
similar words:
gamble, invest, venture
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of plunging.
His plunge into the pool made a great splash.
synonyms:
dive
similar words:
nose dive
definition 2: a sudden forward or downward movement; fall, leap, or dash.
Tuesday's stock market plunge was a shock to investors.
synonyms:
dive, drop, lunge, nose dive
similar words:
cast, dart, dash, decline, fall, fling, hurl, jump, leap, pitch, pounce, slump, spring, swoop, toss, tumble
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phrase: take the plunge