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  4  definitions  found 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Plunge  \Plunge\,  v.  i. 
  1.  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. 
  Forced  to  plunge  naked  in  the  raging  sea.  --Dryden. 
  To  plunge  into  guilt  of  a  murther.  --Tillotson. 
  2.  To  pitch  or  throw  one's  self  headlong  or  violently 
  forward,  as  a  horse  does 
  Some  wild  colt,  which  .  .  .  flings  and  plunges. 
  --Bp.  Hall. 
  3.  To  bet  heavily  and  with  seeming  recklessness  on  a  race,  or 
  other  contest;  in  an  extended  sense  to  risk  large  sums  in 
  hazardous  speculations.  [Cant] 
  {Plunging  fire}  (Gun.),  firing  directed  upon  an  enemy  from  an 
  elevated  position. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Plunge  \Plunge\,  n. 
  1.  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. 
  2.  Hence  a  desperate  hazard  or  act  a  state  of  being 
  submerged  or  overwhelmed  with  difficulties.  [R.] 
  She  was  brought  to  that  plunge,  to  conceal  her 
  husband's  murder  or  accuse  her  son.  --Sir  P. 
  And  with  thou  not  reach  out  a  friendly  arm,  To  raise 
  me  from  amidst  this  plunge  of  sorrows?  --Addison. 
  3.  The  act  of  pitching  or  throwing  one's  self  headlong  or 
  violently  forward,  like  an  unruly  horse. 
  4.  Heavy  and  reckless  betting  in  horse  racing;  hazardous 
  speculation.  [Cant] 
  {Plunge  bath},  an  immersion  by  plunging;  also  a  large  bath 
  in  which  the  bather  can  wholly  immerse  himself. 
  {Plunge},  or  {plunging},  {battery}  (Elec.),  a  voltaic  battery 
  so  arranged  that  the  plates  can  be  plunged  into  or 
  withdrawn  from  the  exciting  liquid  at  pleasure. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  brief  swim  in  water  [syn:  {dip}] 
  2:  a  steep  drop 
  v  1:  Thrust  or  throw  into  "Immerse  yourself  in  the  hot  water" 
  [syn:  {immerse}] 
  2:  drop  steeply;  "the  stock  market  plunged"  [syn:  {dive},  {plunk}] 
  3:  dash  violently  or  with  great  speed  or  impetuosity;  "She 
  plunged  at  it  eagerly" 
  4:  begin  with  vigor;  "He  launched  into  a  long  diatribe";  "She 
  plunged  into  a  dangerous  adventure"  [syn:  {launch}] 
  5:  cause  to  be  immersed;  "The  professor  plunged  his  students 
  into  the  study  of  the  Italian  text"  [syn:  {immerse}] 
  6:  fall  abruptly;  "It  plunged  to  the  bottom  of  the  well"  [syn: 
  7:  immerse  into  a  liquid;  "dunk  the  bread  into  the  soup"  [syn: 
  {dunk},  {dip},  {souse},  {douse}] 
  8:  engross  (oneself)  fully;  "He  immersed  himself  into  his 
  studies"  [syn:  {steep},  {immerse},  {engulf},  {engross},  {absorb}] 

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