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  • as inbreak the ice
  • as incross the Rubicon
  • as instart
  • as inundertake
  • as involunteer

synonyms for take the plunge

  • be friendly and talkative
  • break ground
  • cut the first turf
  • get one's feet wet
  • lay the first stone
  • lead off
  • lead the way
  • make a start
  • oil the works
  • open the way
  • pave the way
  • set at ease
  • smooth the path
  • socialize
  • start
  • start the ball rolling
  • appear
  • commence
  • create
  • establish
  • found
  • inaugurate
  • initiate
  • introduce
  • issue
  • launch
  • leave
  • open
  • set up
  • activate
  • arise
  • arouse
  • depart
  • embark
  • engender
  • incite
  • instigate
  • institute
  • light
  • originate
  • pioneer
  • rise
  • rouse
  • spring
  • come into being
  • enter upon
  • get going
  • get under way
  • go ahead
  • hit the road
  • lay foundation
  • make a beginning
  • sally forth
  • see light
  • set in motion
  • set out
  • take first step
  • turn on
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How to use take the plunge in a sentence

I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Wycliffe translates the Vulgate: “And it as a modir onourid schal meete hym, and as a womman fro virgynyte schal take him.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
But it was necessary to take Silan, which the rebels hastened to strengthen, closely followed up by the Spaniards.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
And this summer it seemed to her that she never would be able to take proper care of her nestful of children.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Terror drives you on; fate coerces you; you can't help yourself, and my delight is to make the plunge terrible.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Where the dampness is excessive the fronds take on an unhealthy appearance, and mould may appear.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
Tell Lady Maude the candid truth, and take shame and blame to yourself, as you deserve.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
He was positive he had seen some one enter the room, go to the chair, and take the money from his pockets.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Madame Ratignolle, when they had regained her cottage, went in to take the hour's rest which she considered helpful.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TAKE THE PLUNGE

  • be friendly and talkative
  • break ground
  • cut the first turf
  • get one's feet wet
  • lay the first stone
  • lead off
  • lead the way
  • make a start
  • oil the works
  • open the way
  • pave the way
  • set at ease
  • smooth the path
  • socialize
  • start
  • start the ball rolling
  • take the plunge
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.