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To fall suddenly, and usually uncontrollably
“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.”
To jump or dive quickly and energetically
“He saw the girl plunge into the lake and begin to swim toward the island.”
To suffer a rapid decrease in amount, value or degree
“A company's stock price could plunge when earnings fall.”
To stab or thrust (a pointed object) into something or someone
“She had a headache and was ready to plunge a stake into his black heart.”
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.”
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.”
To move swiftly or impetuously
“Somewhat similar to an Earth-based submarine, the cylindrical vessel about the length of a car would plunge through the thick atmosphere of Titan.”
To pitch, especially of a ship or vessel
“Then the boat would plunge down the other side of the wave, like a sled on a steep, snowy hillside.”
To embark or immerse oneself in a task or venture
“The publisher had been most hesitant to plunge into this venture.”
Plural for an act of jumping or diving downward
“I turned and watched as the Sea Maiden continued her downward plunge into darkness.”
Plural for a swift and drastic fall in value or amount
“It has become frighteningly realistic to think a market plunge could devastate the economy.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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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