verb (used with object), plunged, plung·ing.
verb (used without object), plunged, plung·ing.
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Idioms for plunge
Origin of plunge
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OTHER WORDS FROM plungere·plunge, verb, re·plunged, re·plung·ing; nounun·plunged, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for plunge
We got our feet wet, literally, with Hike Maui and guide Gail Rice, who led us through gushing streambeds and ultimately to a plunge into a waterfall-fed pool.
That’s why diamonds form after carbon takes a plunge inside Earth.Diamond holds up at pressures more than five times those in Earth’s core|Emily Conover|January 27, 2021|Science News
The rapid plunge has triggered all kinds of warnings about how low it could go.Bitcoin bombs lower, touching the dreaded $30,000 range|Bernhard Warner|January 22, 2021|Fortune
We already saw air pollution plunge in San Diego when stay-at-home orders were fresh and feared.San Diego’s Climate Challenges Will Still Be Here in 2021 – and Beyond|MacKenzie Elmer|January 1, 2021|Voice of San Diego
Indeed, after a record-fast plunge into a bear market in March, stocks have managed to completely recover and are currently trading around all-time highs, up 14% for the year at Tuesday’s close.‘Santa Claus’ rally could take stocks higher, even after an ‘unbelievable’ year|Anne Sraders|December 17, 2020|Fortune
Cocker, for his part, worked briefly as an apprentice gasfitter but decided to take the plunge into the world of commercial music.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And nobody expected oil prices to plunge so quickly, either.
So, with good ideas in the air, we plunge into one of the knottier sections of the story.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The vote on Sunday could take Ukraine toward a modern functioning democracy or plunge it back into a cesspool of corruption.
Stewart took the plunge in response to Matt Lauer's televised Today Show challenge.The Ice Bucket Challenge: Celebrities Promote ALS Awareness, Washboard Abs|Amy Zimmerman|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Terror drives you on; fate coerces you; you can't help yourself, and my delight is to make the plunge terrible.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
We met like hostile bulls, and wonder not that we should plunge at once upon each other's horns!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
To elucidate this it is necessary to plunge into the jungle of pure economic theory.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
But the sailors plunge into the very fire itself; entering the houses, they strive to rescue the contents until the roofs fall in.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
At last the vessel gave a plunge and roll which seemed to many of those on board as though it must certainly be her last.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for plunge
- to resolve to do something dangerous or irrevocable
- to get married
Word Origin for plunge
Idioms and Phrases with plunge
see take the plunge.