Synonyms for plunge
- belly flop
- high dive
Antonyms for plunge
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLUNGE
"I knew he'd plunge," he said, taking the chair proffered him, near Shepler's desk.
Now, she quickened her pace, anxious for the plunge that should set the term to sorrow.
She lay looking at me like a deer that I had shot, waiting for me to plunge in the knife.
And if you have no weapon take my knife and plunge it into this sad heart, and let me die!
We might dine early, and plunge into the desert later, when the moon was high.
My departure terrified him, and the wind caused him to plunge from right to left.
I did not ask the cause of the plunge; the two little mules told me that.
Missy gave a plunge, turned round on her hind-legs, and tore from the place.
One moment of heedless inconsideration may plunge thee in years of calamity.
I am a word, with meanings many; To plunge, is just as good as any.
late 14c., "to put or thrust violently into," also intransitive, from Old French plongier "plunge, sink into; plunge into, dive in" (mid-12c., Modern French plonger), from Vulgar Latin *plumbicare "to heave the lead," from Latin plumbum "lead" (see plumb (n.)). Original notion perhaps is of a sounding lead or a fishing net weighted with lead. Related: Plunged; plunging. Plunging neckline attested from 1949.