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1. plunge

verb. ['ˈplʌndʒ'] begin with vigor.

Synonyms

  • begin
  • set out
  • set about
  • launch
  • start out
  • get down
  • get
  • start

Antonyms

  • stop
  • stay
  • drop out
  • increase

Etymology

  • plungen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Plunge

  • expunge
  • sponge
  • grunge
  • younge
  • runge
  • bunge

Sentences with plunge


1. Noun, singular or mass
Consider the following types of insurance before taking the plunge.

Quotes about plunge


1. Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I'm always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it's very shocking to the system.
- Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

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

3. For Ragamuffins, God's name is Mercy. We see our darkness as a prized possession because it drives us into the heart of God. Without mercy our darkness would plunge us into despair - for some, self-destruction. Time alone with God reveals the unfathomable depths of the poverty of the spirit. We are so poor that even our poverty is not our own: It belongs to the mysterium tremendum of a loving God.
- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

2. plunge

verb. ['ˈplʌndʒ'] thrust or throw into.

Synonyms

  • soak
  • immerse
  • submerge
  • submerse
  • penetrate
  • dunk
  • dip
  • sheathe
  • perforate
  • souse

Antonyms

  • ascent
  • vernal equinox
  • levitation
  • defeat

Etymology

  • plungen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. plunge

verb. ['ˈplʌndʒ'] dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity.

Synonyms

  • dart
  • scud
  • scoot
  • shoot
  • launch
  • flash

Antonyms

  • take office
  • succeed
  • strengthening
  • die

Etymology

  • plungen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. plunge

verb. ['ˈplʌndʒ'] drop steeply.

Synonyms

  • nosedive
  • descend
  • parachute
  • crash-dive
  • jump
  • power-dive
  • go down
  • duck
  • come down
  • fall
  • dump
  • plunk
  • dive

Antonyms

  • rise
  • buy
  • push
  • skew

Etymology

  • plungen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. plunge

noun. ['ˈplʌndʒ'] a brief swim in water.

Synonyms

  • dip
  • swim

Antonyms

  • float
  • refrain
  • stand still

Etymology

  • plungen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. plunge

verb. ['ˈplʌndʒ'] cause to be immersed.

Synonyms

  • engross
  • steep
  • absorb
  • soak up
  • engulf

Antonyms

  • inflate
  • accelerate
  • stretch
  • expand

Etymology

  • plungen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. plunge

verb. ['ˈplʌndʒ'] devote (oneself) fully to.

Synonyms

  • focus
  • rivet
  • center
  • immerse
  • steep
  • engross
  • absorb
  • centre
  • soak up
  • drink in
  • engulf
  • concentrate
  • drink

Antonyms

  • diving duck
  • dabbling duck
  • confront
  • better

Etymology

  • plungen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. plunge

noun. ['ˈplʌndʒ'] a steep and rapid fall.

Synonyms

  • fall

Antonyms

  • wane
  • decrease

Etymology

  • plungen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. plunge

verb. ['ˈplʌndʒ'] immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate.

Synonyms

  • immerse
  • sop
  • duck
  • dunk
  • dip
  • dabble
  • souse

Antonyms

  • lengthen
  • strengthen
  • crescendo
  • gain

Etymology

  • plungen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. plunge

verb. ['ˈplʌndʒ'] fall abruptly.

Synonyms

  • dump
  • drop
  • dive

Antonyms

  • unclearness
  • obscurity
  • soften
  • indistinctness

Etymology

  • plungen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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