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Definition 1: a brief swim in water - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for plunge in the sense of this definition

(plunge is a kind of ...) the act of swimming

"it was the swimming they enjoyed most" "they took a short swim in the pool"

Definition 2: a steep and rapid fall - [noun denoting event]

(plunge is a kind of ...) a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity

"it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"

Definition 3: begin with vigor - [verb of change]

Samples where plunge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He launched into a long diatribe
  • She plunged into a dangerous adventure

Synonyms for plunge in the sense of this definition

(plunge is a kind of ...) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

"We began working at dawn" "Who will start?" "Get working as soon as the sun rises!" "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia" "He began early in the day" "Let's get down to work now"

(plunge has a similar meaning as ...) dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity

"She plunged at it eagerly"

Definition 4: devote (oneself) fully to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where plunge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He immersed himself into his studies

Synonyms for plunge in the sense of this definition

(plunge is a kind of ...) direct one's attention on something

"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

(... is a kind of plunge ) be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to

"The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"

(plunge has a similar meaning as ...) cause to be immersed

"The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"

Definition 5: cause to be immersed - [verb of cognition]

Samples where plunge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text

Synonyms for plunge in the sense of this definition

(plunge has a similar meaning as ...) devote (oneself) fully to

"He immersed himself into his studies"

Definition 6: immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate - [verb of contact]

Samples where plunge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dip the garment into the cleaning solution
  • dip the brush into the paint

Synonyms for plunge in the sense of this definition

(plunge is a kind of ...) thrust or throw into

"Immerse yourself in hot water"

(... is a kind of plunge ) dip into liquid

"sop bread into the sauce"

(... is a kind of plunge ) dip into a liquid

"He dipped into the pool"

(... is a kind of plunge ) dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid

Definition 7: thrust or throw into - [verb of contact]

Samples where plunge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Immerse yourself in hot water

Synonyms for plunge in the sense of this definition

(plunge is a kind of ...) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

"The bullet penetrated her chest"

(... is a kind of plunge ) dip into a liquid while eating

"She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"

(... is a kind of plunge ) 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"

(... is a kind of plunge ) plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container

"He dipped into his pocket"

(... is a kind of plunge ) immerse in a disinfectant solution

"dip the sheep"

(... is a kind of plunge ) put under water

"submerge your head completely"

(... is a kind of plunge ) submerge in a liquid

"I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"

(... is a kind of plunge ) plunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh

Definition 8: fall abruptly - [verb of motion]

Samples where plunge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It plunged to the bottom of the well

Synonyms for plunge in the sense of this definition

(plunge is a kind of ...) to fall vertically

"the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"

(plunge has a similar meaning as ...) drop steeply

"the stock market plunged"

Definition 9: drop steeply - [verb of motion]

Samples where plunge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the stock market plunged

Synonyms for plunge in the sense of this definition

(plunge is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

(... is a kind of plunge ) make a power dive

"The airplane power-dived"

(... is a kind of plunge ) plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft

(... is a kind of plunge ) submerge or plunge suddenly

(... is a kind of plunge ) descend steeply and rapidly

(... is a kind of plunge ) jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute

(plunge has a similar meaning as ...) fall abruptly

"It plunged to the bottom of the well"

Definition 10: dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity - [verb of motion]

Samples where plunge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She plunged at it eagerly

(plunge is a kind of ...) run or move very quickly or hastily

"She dashed into the yard"

(plunge has a similar meaning as ...) begin with vigor

"He launched into a long diatribe" "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"

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