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An act of jumping or diving into water
“I turned and watched as the Sea Maiden continued her downward plunge into darkness.”
A swift and drastic fall in value or amount
“He experienced the worst plunge into unpopularity of any President of the Fifth Republic in his first year of office.”
Fall suddenly and uncontrollably
“Children who had plunged 30 feet off the bridge floundered in the muddy waters, trying to reach dry land.”
Jump or dive quickly and energetically
“The Inferno, the biggest amateur race in the world, will see 1,800 daredevils plunge down the 15.8km course.”
Suffer a rapid decrease in value
“A company's stock price could plunge when earnings fall, but its bonds could remain hot if it has a strong enough revenue stream to service its debt.”
Push or thrust quickly
“The coalition alleges that the cuts to bursaries will plunge students into high levels of debt by forcing them to rely more heavily on student loans to finance their education.”
Quickly immerse in liquid
“Using rubber gloves, put nettles in two litres of salted boiling water for a second to remove the sting then plunge them into iced water.”
Suddenly bring into a specified condition or state
“Quick-thinking organisers plunged the stage into darkness to protect the star's modesty.”
To move swiftly or impetuously
“I plunged forward, calling her name.”
“Cresting over the back of a wave, the boat plunges into a trough and rides up the back of another swell, crashing through into another trough.”
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