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Meaning & Definition of Plunge in English

English

Plunge

/plənʤ/

noun

1. A brief swim in water

    synonym:
  • dip
  • ,
  • plunge

2. A steep and rapid fall

    synonym:
  • plunge

verb

1. Thrust or throw into

  • "Immerse yourself in hot water"
    synonym:
  • immerse
  • ,
  • plunge

2. Drop steeply

  • "The stock market plunged"
    synonym:
  • dive
  • ,
  • plunge
  • ,
  • plunk

3. Dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity

  • "She plunged at it eagerly"
    synonym:
  • plunge

4. Begin with vigor

  • "He launched into a long diatribe"
  • "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"
    synonym:
  • plunge
  • ,
  • launch

5. Cause to be immersed

  • "The professor plunged his students into the study of the italian text"
    synonym:
  • plunge
  • ,
  • immerse

6. Fall abruptly

  • "It plunged to the bottom of the well"
    synonym:
  • plunge
  • ,
  • dump

7. Immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

  • "Dip the garment into the cleaning solution"
  • "Dip the brush into the paint"
    synonym:
  • dunk
  • ,
  • dip
  • ,
  • souse
  • ,
  • plunge
  • ,
  • douse

8. Devote (oneself) fully to

  • "He immersed himself into his studies"
    synonym:
  • steep
  • ,
  • immerse
  • ,
  • engulf
  • ,
  • plunge
  • ,
  • engross
  • ,
  • absorb
  • ,
  • soak up