(noun, verb)


1. a brief swim in water

Similar word(s): dip

Definition categories: act, swim, swimming

2. a steep and rapid fall

Definition categories: event, drop, fall

Sentences with plunge as a noun:

- to take the water with a plunge

- plunge in the sea


1. thrust or throw into

Similar word(s): immerse

Definition categories: contact, penetrate, perforate

2. drop steeply

- the stock market plunged

Similar word(s): dive, plunk

Definition categories: motion, descend, fall

3. dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity

- She plunged at it eagerly

Definition categories: motion, dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot

4. begin with vigor

- She plunged into a dangerous adventure

Similar word(s): launch

Definition categories: change, begin, commence, get, start

5. cause to be immersed

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

Similar word(s): immerse

Definition categories: cognition

6. fall abruptly

- It plunged to the bottom of the well

Similar word(s): dump

Definition categories: motion, drop

7. immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

Similar word(s): dip, douse, dunk, souse

Definition categories: contact, immerse, plunge

8. devote (oneself) fully to

Similar word(s): absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, steep

Definition categories: cognition, center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet

Sentences with plunge as a verb:

- to plunge the body into water

- to plunge a dagger into the breast;

- he plunged into the river

- to plunge into debt;