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plunge / plənj/ • v. 1. [intr.] jump or dive quickly and energetically: our daughters whooped as they plunged into the sea. ∎  fall suddenly and uncontrollably: a car swerved to avoid a bus and plunged into a ravine. ∎  embark impetuously on a speech or course of action: overconfident researchers who plunge ahead. ∎  suffer a rapid decrease in value: their fourth-quarter operating profit plunged 25%. ∎  (of a ship) pitch: the ship plunged through the 20-foot seas. 2. [tr.] push or thrust quickly: he plunged his hands into his pockets. ∎  put (something) in liquid so as to immerse it completely: cover the cucumbers with boiling water and then plunge them into iced water. ∎  (often be plunged into) suddenly bring into a specified condition or state: for a moment the scene was illuminated, then it was plunged back into darkness. ∎  [tr.] sink (a plant or a pot containing a plant) in the ground. • n. an act of jumping or diving into water: we went straight from the sauna to take a cold plunge. ∎  a swift and drastic fall in value or amount: the bank declared a 76% plunge in its profits. PHRASES: take the plunge inf. commit oneself to a course of action about which one is nervous.

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plunge

plunge thrust or cast (oneself) into liquid; also fig. XIV. — OF. plungier, plongier (mod. plonger):- Rom. *plumbicāre f. L. plumbum lead; see PLUMB.

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plunge

plunge The angle between a line and a horizontal datum plane; the term is commonly used in respect of the inclinations of fold axes.

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plunge

plungeFalange, flange •avenge, henge, revenge, Stonehenge •arrange, change, counterchange, estrange, exchange, grange, interchange, Lagrange, mange, part-exchange, range, short-change, strange •binge, cringe, fringe, hinge, impinge, singe, springe, swinge, syringe, tinge, twinge, whinge •challenge • orange • scavenge •lozenge • blancmange •lounge, scrounge •blunge, expunge, grunge, gunge, lunge, plunge, scunge, sponge

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