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Dictionary definition for: Plunge

1. (n) a brief swim in water

2. (v) thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water"

3. (n) a steep and rapid fall

4. (v) drop steeply; "the stock market plunged"

5. (v) dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity; "She plunged at it eagerly"

6. (v) begin with vigor; "He launched into a long diatribe" "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"

7. (v) cause to be immersed; "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"

8. (v) fall abruptly; "It plunged to the bottom of the well"

9. (v) 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"

10. (v) engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"

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