plunge

[ pluhnj ]
/ plʌndʒ /

verb (used with object), plunged, plung·ing.

verb (used without object), plunged, plung·ing.

noun

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Idioms for plunge

    take the plunge, to enter with sudden decision upon an unfamiliar course of action, as after hesitation or deliberation: She took the plunge and invested her entire savings in the plan.

Origin of plunge

1325–75; Middle English < Middle French plung(i)er ≪ Vulgar Latin *plumbicāre to heave the lead. See plumb

synonym study for plunge

1. See dip1.

OTHER WORDS FROM plunge

re·plunge, verb, re·plunged, re·plung·ing; nounun·plunged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for plunging

plunge
/ (plʌndʒ) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for plunge

C14: from Old French plongier, from Vulgar Latin plumbicāre (unattested) to sound with a plummet, from Latin plumbum lead
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Idioms and Phrases with plunging

plunge

see take the plunge.

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