Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun plunge

2 senses of plunge

Sense 1
dip, plunge -- (a brief swim in water)
       => swimming, swim -- (the act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool")

Sense 2
plunge -- (a steep and rapid fall)
       => drop, fall -- (a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb plunge

8 senses of plunge

Sense 1
immerse, plunge -- (thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 2
dive, plunge, plunk -- (drop steeply; "the stock market plunged")
       => descend, fall, go down, come down -- (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")

Sense 3
plunge -- (dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity; "She plunged at it eagerly")
       => dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot -- (run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard")

Sense 4
plunge, launch -- (begin with vigor; "He launched into a long diatribe"; "She plunged into a dangerous adventure")
       => get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence -- (take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now")

Sense 5
plunge, immerse -- (cause to be immersed; "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text")

Sense 6
plunge, dump -- (fall abruptly; "It plunged to the bottom of the well")
       => drop -- (to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets")

Sense 7
dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douse -- (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")
       => immerse, plunge -- (thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water")

Sense 8
steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up -- (devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies")
       => concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet -- (direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies")

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