verb (used with object)
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Idioms for plank
- to be forced, as by pirates, to walk to one's death by stepping off a plank extending from the ship's side over the water.
- to relinquish something, as a position, office, etc., under compulsion: We suspect that the new vice-president walked the plank because of a personality clash.
Origin of plank
OTHER WORDS FROM plankplankless, adjectiveplanklike, adjectiveun·planked, adjective
Words nearby plank
Example sentences from the Web for plank
This house featured wide plank flooring and a massive chimney.This might be Washington’s oldest house, but it came from New England|John Kelly|November 28, 2020|Washington Post
If this variation is too easy, do the move from a plank position.
Luckily for Signet, e-commerce was already a big plank in Drosos’s three-year “Path to Brilliance” turnaround plan, now in its third year.The company behind Kay and Zales wants to give jewelry shopping a pandemic-era makeover|Phil Wahba|November 12, 2020|Fortune
To take the challenge even further, try it in a full plank position.
Go as far as you can while maintaining a strong plank position—no lifting, sagging, or rotating the hips—and keep your core engaged throughout the movement.
Lacking any sense of irony, Eldridge made campaign-finance reform a signature plank.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple|James Kirchick|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We all jumped from our seats and stood rigid as plank boards.
It has a lovely rustic feel with plank wooden floors and uncovered fireplaces.The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag|Robert Gold|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And John McCain actually had a decent-ish health-care platform plank in 2008.
First Duggan defied him, then Rusev smashed Duggan's plank over his knee.Putin Vs. Obama—In Spandex: Wrestling’s New Cold War|Tim Teeman|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The body was resting upon a plank supported by four stakes and covered with skins.
I like sus-sus-pen-sheen bridges that fly from bank to bank, with one big step, like a gang-plank.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
He did not tell the name of his friend, who, as if loath to cross the plank, held back for a few more words.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
Use in packing a plank or board, placing it against the front of the tier and bring the ends of the hands up against it.
The plank fell to its horizontal position, bringing her head under the fatal ax.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
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Idioms and Phrases with plank
see walk the plank.