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English noun: plunk

1. plunk (event) a hollow twanging sound

Broader (hypernym)sound

2. plunk (act) (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly


Broader (hypernym)hit, hitting, striking

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

English adverb: plunk

1. plunk with a short hollow thud

SamplesPlop came the ball down to the corner of the green.


Domain usagecolloquialism

English verb: plunk

1. plunk (perception) make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground

Synonymsclop, clump, clunk

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

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

2. plunk (contact) set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise

SamplesHe planked the money on the table.
He planked himself into the sofa.

Synonymsflump, plank, plonk, plop, plump, plump down, plunk down

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

Broader (hypernym)place down, put down, set down

3. plunk (motion) drop steeply

SamplesThe stock market plunged.

ExamplesThe stock market is going to plunk

Synonymsdive, plunge

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

4. plunk (contact) pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion

SamplesHe plucked the strings of his mandolin.

Synonymspick, pluck

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

Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull

Narrower (hyponym)twang

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