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Definition 1: (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for plunk in the sense of this definition

(plunk is a kind of ...) the act of contacting one thing with another

"repeated hitting raised a large bruise" "after three misses she finally got a hit"

(plunk belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 2: a hollow twanging sound - [noun denoting event]

(plunk is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 3: pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion - [verb of contact]

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

  • he plucked the strings of his mandolin

Synonyms for plunk in the sense of this definition

(plunk is a kind of ...) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

(... is a kind of plunk ) pluck (strings of an instrument)

"He twanged his bow"

Definition 4: set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise - [verb of contact]

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

  • He planked the money on the table
  • He planked himself into the sofa

Synonyms for plunk in the sense of this definition

(plunk is a kind of ...) cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place

"set down your bags here"

Definition 5: drop steeply - [verb of motion]

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

  • the stock market plunged

Synonyms for plunk in the sense of this definition

(plunk 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 plunk ) make a power dive

"The airplane power-dived"

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

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

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

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

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

"It plunged to the bottom of the well"

Definition 6: make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for plunk in the sense of this definition

(plunk is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 7: with a short hollow thud - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • plop came the ball down to the corner of the green

Synonyms for plunk in the sense of this definition

(plunk is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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