to pluck (a stringed instrument or its strings); twang: to plunk a guitar.
to throw, push, put, drop, etc., heavily or suddenly; plump (often followed by down): Plunk down your money. She plunked herself down on the seat.
to push, shove, toss, etc. (sometimes followed by in, over, etc.): to plunk the ball over the net; to plunk a pencil into a drawer.
to give forth a twanging sound.
to drop heavily or suddenly; plump (often followed by down): to plunk down somewhere and take a nap.
act or sound of plunking.
Informal. a direct, forcible blow.
Slang. a dollar.
Informal. with a plunking sound.
Informal. squarely; exactly: The tennis ball landed plunk in the middle of the net.
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How to use plunk in a sentence
Sixty-some years later, people are still plunking themselves down in the ever-popular Eames chairs.15 Most Bonkers Chairs at Pop Art Design in London | Chloë Ashby | October 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Watching football on Thanksgiving is more than just plunking down on the couch in a food coma!
And Ive spent this whole blessed evening plunking a banjo while other people got thin, people that were thin already!Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
You admire the pleasant plunking sound suggestive of ripe watermelons when you pat yourself.Cobb's Anatomy | Irvin S. Cobb
If one does not one's self rejoice in its plunking, there are others who do, and that is enough for my altruistic spirit.Imaginary Interviews | W. D. Howells
British Dictionary definitions for plunk
to pluck (the strings) of (a banjo, harp, etc) or (of such an instrument) to give forth a sound when plucked
(often foll by down) to drop or be dropped, esp heavily or suddenly
the act or sound of plunking
informal a hard blow
an exclamation imitative of the sound of something plunking
informal exactly; squarely: plunk into his lap
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