verb (used with object), plunged, plung·ing.
verb (used without object), plunged, plung·ing.
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Idioms for plunge
Origin of plunge
synonym study for plunge
OTHER WORDS FROM plungere·plunge, verb, re·plunged, re·plung·ing; nounun·plunged, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for plunge
After taking a plunge in the spring, consumer confidence has been ticking steadily upward since July, according to figures from Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
These creatures hold the record for deepest plunge by a marine mammal.A whale’s nearly four-hour-long dive sets a new record|Erin Garcia de Jesus|November 4, 2020|Science News For Students
Ultimately, advertisers who took the plunge on Quibi fell victim to a bad case of “marketing myopia”, Crutchfield said.
Banks and aid agencies have been warning of a pandemic-related plunge in the amount of money sent by migrants to family back home who rely on the income.Immigrants are still sending lots of money home despite coronavirus job losses—for now|Erwin R. Tiongson|October 21, 2020|Quartz
Tempted, I reached out to a few people who’d taken that approach, and they seemed to know what they were talking about, so we decided to take the plunge.
In Tuesday trading alone, it plunged by more than 20 percent against the U.S. dollar.
Meanwhile, marriage rates among high-school graduates have declined, and those among high-school dropouts have plunged.The Real Enemy of Marital Bliss Are Those Most Opposed to Marriage Equality|Jay Michaelson|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the world from Ferguson to Syria plunged into chaos this summer, public opinion polls rolled in every week.
For Tolkien, the tale into which 1914 had plunged him never ended.Why World War I Is at the Heart of ‘Lord of the Rings’|John Garth|July 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Caracas was plunged into darkness in the middle of a televised speech by President Nicolas Maduro.Who Will Maduro Blame for Venezuela’s Blackout This Time?|Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He remembered something—the cherished pose of being a man plunged fathoms-deep in business.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
But a lawyer who needed the wherewithal finally condescended to risk the task, and into it he plunged.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
The two men plunged into discussion, and Isabel, her eyes expressing a polite interest, studied the face of her cousin.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
But before he had been in San Pasquale an hour, he was plunged into a perplexity and disappointment deeper than he had yet felt.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Aristide in a hideous red mask and with a bag of confetti under his arm, plunged with enthusiasm into the revelry.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
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.