HyperDic: plunge

English > 10 senses of the word plunge:
VERBcontactplunge, immersethrust or throw into
motionplunge, dive, plunkdrop steeply
motionplungedash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
changeplunge, launchbegin with vigor
cognitionplunge, immersecause to be immersed
motionplunge, dumpfall abruptly
contactplunge, dunk, dip, souse, douseimmerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
cognitionplunge, steep, immerse, engulf, engross, absorb, soak updevote (oneself) fully to
NOUNactplunge, dipa brief swim in water
eventplungea steep and rapid fall
plunge > pronunciation
Soundsplah'njh
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English > plunge: 10 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA brief swim in water.
Synonymdip
Broaderswimming, swimThe act of swimming
Spanishchapuzón, zambullida
Catalancabussó, capbussó
Verbsplungeimmerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
plungethrust or throw into
English > plunge: 10 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA steep and rapid fall.
Broaderdrop, fallA free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
Spanishsalto, zambullida
Verbsplungefall abruptly
plungedrop steeply
English > plunge: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningthrust or throw into.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThey plunge the object in the water
Synonymimmerse
Entailed byspoonscoop up or take up with a spoon
NarrowerdipPlunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container
dipimmerse / immerse in a disinfectant solution
dunk, dipdip into a liquid / liquid while eating
dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douseimmerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
sheatheplunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh
soaksubmerge in a liquid / liquid
submerge, submerseput under water
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanishhundirse, sumergirse, sumergir, sumir
Catalanenfonsar-se, enfonsar, submergir-se, submergir, sumir
Nounsplungea brief swim in water
plungermechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion
plungerhand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber / rubber suction cup at one end
plungersomeone who dives (into water)
English > plunge: 10 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningDrop steeply.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe stock market is going to plunge; The airplane is sure to plunge
Example"the stock market plunged"
Synonymsdive, plunk
Narrowerchute, parachute, jumpJump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
crash-divedescend steeply and rapidly
ducksubmerge or plunge / plunge suddenly
nosediveplunge / plunge nose first
power-divemake a power dive
Broaderdescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Similar toplunge, dumpfall abruptly
Spanishcaer en picado, desplomarse, hundirse, sumergirse, zambullirse
Catalancabussar-se, capbussar-se, enfonsar-se, submergir-se
Nounsplungea steep and rapid fall
English > plunge: 10 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningdash violently or with great speed or impetuosity.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"She plunged at it eagerly"
Broaderdart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shootRun or move very quickly or hastily
Similar toplunge, launchBegin with vigor
English > plunge: 10 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBegin with vigor.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"
Synonymlaunch
Broaderget down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commenceTake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action
Similar toplungedash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
English > plunge: 10 senses > verb 5, cognition
MeaningCause to be immersed.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"
Synonymimmerse
Cause tosteep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak upDevote (oneself) fully to
Similar tosteep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak upDevote (oneself) fully to
Spanishsumergir
Catalanimmergir, submergir
English > plunge: 10 senses > verb 6, motion
Meaningfall abruptly.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"It plunged to the bottom of the well"
Synonymdump
BroaderdropTo fall vertically
Similar todive, plunge, plunkDrop steeply
Spanishbotar, desplomarse, precipitarse
Catalanprecipitar-se
Nounsplungea steep and rapid fall
plungersomeone who dives (into water)
English > plunge: 10 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningimmerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsdunk, dip, souse, douse
Narrowerdabbledip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid / liquid
dip, douse, duckdip into a liquid / liquid
sopdip into liquid / liquid
Broaderimmerse, plungethrust or throw into
Spanishbañar, empapar, meter en agua, mojar, poner en remojo, remojar, rociar, sumergir, zambullir
Catalanamarar, banyar, mullar, ruixar
Nounsplungea brief swim in water
plungerhand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber / rubber suction cup at one end
English > plunge: 10 senses > verb 8, cognition
MeaningDevote (oneself) fully to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymssteep, immerse, engulf, engross, absorb, soak up
Caused byplunge, immerseCause to be immersed
Narrowerdrink in, drinkBe fascinated or spell-bound by
Broaderconcentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivetdirect one's attention on something
Similar toplunge, immerseCause to be immersed
Spanishabsorberse, abstraerse, aislarse, concentrarse, embelesarse, empaparse, enfrascarse, ensimismarse, sumergirse, zambullirse
Catalanimmergir-se, submergir-se

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