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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Plunge  \Plunge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Plunged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Plunging}.]  [OE.  ploungen  OF  plongier  F.  plonger,  fr 
  (assumed)  LL  plumbicare  fr  L.  plumbum  lead.  See  {Plumb}.] 
  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.  ``To  plunge 
  the  boy  in  pleasing  sleep.''  --Dryden. 
  Bound  and  plunged  him  into  a  cell.  --Tennyson. 
  We  shall  be  plunged  into  perpetual  errors.  --I. 
  2.  To  baptize  by  immersion. 
  3.  To  entangle;  to  embarrass;  to  overcome.  [Obs.] 
  Plunged  and  graveled  with  three  lines  of  Seneca. 
  --Sir  T. 

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