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Definition of Plunge

Plunge

  1. To thrust into water, or into any substance that is penetrable; to immerse; to cause to penetrate or enter quickly and forcibly; to thrust; as, to plunge the body into water; to plunge a dagger into the breast. Also used figuratively; as, to plunge a nation into war.
  2. To baptize by immersion.
  3. To entangle; to embarrass; to overcome.
  4. To thrust or cast one's self into water or other fluid; to submerge one's self; to dive, or to rush in; as, he plunged into the river. Also used figuratively; as, to plunge into debt.
  5. To pitch or throw one's self headlong or violently forward, as a horse does.
  6. To bet heavily and with seeming recklessness on a race, or other contest; in an extended sense, to risk large sums in hazardous speculations.
  7. The act of thrusting into or submerging; a dive, leap, rush, or pitch into, or as into, water; as, to take the water with a plunge.
  8. Hence, a desperate hazard or act; a state of being submerged or overwhelmed with difficulties.
  9. The act of pitching or throwing one's self headlong or violently forward, like an unruly horse.
  10. Heavy and reckless betting in horse racing; hazardous speculation.

Plunge Quotations

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Agnes Darling, if such should be we never meet again, while firing my last shot, I will gently breathe the name of my wife - Agnes - and with wishes even for my enemies I will make the plunge and try to swim to the other shore.
Wild Bill Hickok

If you wait until the right time to have a child you'll die childless, and I think film making is very much the same thing. You just have to take the plunge and just start shooting something even if it's bad.
James Cameron

Empathy is the most mysterious transaction that the human soul can have, and it's accessible to all of us, but we have to give ourselves the opportunity to identify, to plunge ourselves in a story where we see the world from the bottom up or through another's eyes or heart.
Sue Monk Kidd
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Plunge Translations

plunge in Danish is dykke
plunge in Dutch is duiken
plunge in French is plonger
plunge in German is tauchen, eintauchen
plunge in Italian is mi tuffo
plunge in Portuguese is mergulho
plunge in Spanish is bucear, zambullida
plunge in Swedish is rusa, doppa
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