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noun as in quick drop

noun as in enthusiastic attempt

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We got our feet wet, literally, with Hike Maui and guide Gail Rice, who led us through gushing streambeds and ultimately to a plunge into a waterfall-fed pool.

That’s why diamonds form after carbon takes a plunge inside Earth.

The rapid plunge has triggered all kinds of warnings about how low it could go.

From Fortune

We already saw air pollution plunge in San Diego when stay-at-home orders were fresh and feared.

Indeed, after a record-fast plunge into a bear market in March, stocks have managed to completely recover and are currently trading around all-time highs, up 14% for the year at Tuesday’s close.

From Fortune

Cocker, for his part, worked briefly as an apprentice gasfitter but decided to take the plunge into the world of commercial music.

And nobody expected oil prices to plunge so quickly, either.

So, with good ideas in the air, we plunge into one of the knottier sections of the story.

The vote on Sunday could take Ukraine toward a modern functioning democracy or plunge it back into a cesspool of corruption.

Stewart took the plunge in response to Matt Lauer's televised Today Show challenge.

Terror drives you on; fate coerces you; you can't help yourself, and my delight is to make the plunge terrible.

We met like hostile bulls, and wonder not that we should plunge at once upon each other's horns!

To elucidate this it is necessary to plunge into the jungle of pure economic theory.

But the sailors plunge into the very fire itself; entering the houses, they strive to rescue the contents until the roofs fall in.

At last the vessel gave a plunge and roll which seemed to many of those on board as though it must certainly be her last.


On this page you'll find 161 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plunge, such as: descent, dive, fall, duck, dunk, and immersion.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.