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English noun: plunge

1. plunge (act) a brief swim in water


Synonymsdip


Broader (hypernym)swim, swimming

2. plunge (event) a steep and rapid fall


Broader (hypernym)drop, fall


English verb: plunge

1. plunge (contact) thrust or throw into


SamplesImmerse yourself in hot water.


ExamplesThey plunge the object in the water


Synonymsimmerse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate


Narrower (hyponym)dip, dip, dip, douse, dunk, plunge, sheathe, soak, souse, submerge, submerse

2. plunge (motion) drop steeply


SamplesThe stock market plunged.


ExamplesThe stock market is going to plunge , The airplane is sure to plunge


Synonymsdive, plunk


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down


Narrower (hyponym)chute, crash-dive, duck, jump, nosedive, parachute, power-dive


Verb groupdump, plunge

3. plunge (motion) dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity


SamplesShe plunged at it eagerly.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot


Verb grouplaunch, plunge

4. plunge (change) begin with vigor


SamplesHe launched into a long diatribe.
She plunged into a dangerous adventure.


Synonymslaunch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start, start out


Verb groupplunge

5. plunge (cognition) cause to be immersed


SamplesThe professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text.


Synonymsimmerse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Causeabsorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep


Verb groupabsorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep

6. plunge (motion) fall abruptly


SamplesIt plunged to the bottom of the well.


Synonymsdump


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)drop


Verb groupdive, plunge, plunk

7. plunge (contact) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate


SamplesDip the garment into the cleaning solution.
Dip the brush into the paint.


Synonymsdip, douse, dunk, souse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)immerse, plunge


Narrower (hyponym)dabble, dip, douse, duck, sop

8. plunge (cognition) devote (oneself) fully to


SamplesHe immersed himself into his studies.


Synonymsabsorb, engross, engulf, immerse, soak up, steep


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet


Narrower (hyponym)drink, drink in


Verb groupimmerse, plunge









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