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To fall suddenly, and usually uncontrollably
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“She stood on the steps that led down to the beach and paused to watch a brown pelican plunge from the sky into the sea.”
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To jump or dive quickly and energetically
“He saw the girl plunge into the lake and begin to swim toward the island.”
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To suffer a rapid decrease in amount, value or degree
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“A company's stock price could plunge when earnings fall.”
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To stab or thrust (a pointed object) into something or someone
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“She had a headache and was ready to plunge a stake into his black heart.”
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To cast in a specified direction, or into a specified condition or state
“He flicked off the light, using the switch beside the back door to plunge the room into darkness.”
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To quickly immerse in liquid
“He directed his patient to plunge his hands into a well, and to keep them there until he experienced relief from the pain.”
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To move swiftly or impetuously
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“Somewhat similar to an Earth-based submarine, the cylindrical vessel about the length of a car would plunge through the thick atmosphere of Titan.”
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To pitch, especially of a ship or vessel
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“Then the boat would plunge down the other side of the wave, like a sled on a steep, snowy hillside.”
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To embark or immerse oneself in a task or venture
“The publisher had been most hesitant to plunge into this venture.”
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To puncture or pierce with a sharp, pointed object
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To overwhelm with large amounts or quantities
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To compress tightly into
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To land or strike in an uneven, distributed mess
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To bet money or something else in a gamble
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To work diligently by artificial light
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To move around actively in a body of water
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To move in a violent and convulsive way
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To make one's way through water using one's body
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An act of jumping or diving downward
“I turned and watched as the Sea Maiden continued her downward plunge into darkness.”
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A swift and drastic fall in value or amount
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“It has become frighteningly realistic to think a market plunge could devastate the economy.”
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An abrupt or steep fall or slope
“The first waterfall you will approach, an 8-foot plunge easily spotted on the left, is the second of the five distinguished falls we have found here.”
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The act or state of being submerged in a liquid
“Before my hands had recovered from the plunge into a bucket of icy water, I had to start the waxing.”
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A risky action undertaken with the hope of success
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A forward dive, performed with an arched back
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To act of going deeply into something, sometimes figuratively
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An act or spell of swimming or spending time in the water
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A poking or thrusting motion
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An act of betting a sum of money, or the sum of money used to bet
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A sudden quick movement
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Any item added on top of another, especially food
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