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Synonyms for plunge
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dip, plunge(noun)

    a brief swim in water

    Synonyms:
    drop, fall, magnetic inclination, free fall, magnetic dip, pickpocket, angle of dip, dip, inclination, cutpurse

  2. plunge(verb)

    a steep and rapid fall

    Synonyms:
    dip

  3. immerse, plunge(verb)

    thrust or throw into

    "Immerse yourself in hot water"

    Synonyms:
    engulf, bury, swallow, dump, engross, dunk, souse, launch, eat up, absorb, immerse, swallow up, plunk, dip, soak up, dive, steep, douse

  4. dive, plunge, plunk(verb)

    drop steeply

    "the stock market plunged"

    Synonyms:
    engulf, plank, plonk, dump, plop, engross, dunk, flump, clunk, launch, plump down, clump, absorb, pick, immerse, souse, plunk down, clop, plunk, dip, pluck, soak up, dive, plump, steep, douse

  5. plunge(verb)

    dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity

    "She plunged at it eagerly"

    Synonyms:
    dive, engulf, dump, plunk, douse, souse, dip, steep, soak up, launch, engross, immerse, dunk, absorb

  6. plunge, launch(verb)

    begin with vigor

    "He launched into a long diatribe"; "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"

    Synonyms:
    engulf, set up, dump, found, engross, dunk, launch, absorb, set in motion, immerse, souse, plunk, dip, soak up, dive, establish, steep, douse

  7. plunge, immerse(verb)

    cause to be immersed

    "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"

    Synonyms:
    engulf, swallow up, swallow, engross, dunk, launch, eat up, dump, absorb, bury, immerse, souse, plunk, dip, soak up, dive, steep, douse

  8. plunge, dump(verb)

    fall abruptly

    "It plunged to the bottom of the well"

    Synonyms:
    engulf, immerse, knock down, dump, deck, engross, dunk, launch, absorb, underprice, souse, plunk, dip, coldcock, ditch, soak up, dive, steep, floor, douse

  9. dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douse(verb)

    immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

    "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"

    Synonyms:
    engulf, hit it up, dim, engross, dump, dowse, dive, dunk, duck, launch, sink, steep, immerse, souse, sop, soak, plunk, dip, put out, soak up, drench, douse, inebriate, absorb

  10. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up(verb)

    devote (oneself) fully to

    "He immersed himself into his studies"

    Synonyms:
    engulf, douse, bury, occupy, sop up, swallow, dump, assimilate, engross, dunk, souse, launch, draw, eat up, absorb, engage, take in, immerse, swallow up, ingest, take up, plunk, dip, soak up, dive, imbibe, take over, steep, suck up, infuse, suck

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. plunge

    Dip is Saxon, while immerse is Latin for the same initial act; dip is accordingly the more popular and commonplace, immerse the more elegant and dignified expression in many cases. To speak of baptism by immersion as dipping now seems rude; tho entirely proper and usual in early English. Baptists now universally use the word immerse. To dip and to immerse alike signify to bury or submerge some object in a liquid; but dip implies that the object dipped is at once removed from the liquid, while immerse is wholly silent as to the removal. Immerse also suggests more absolute completeness of the action; one may dip his sleeve or dip a sponge in a liquid, if he but touches the edge; if he immerses it, he completely sinks it under, and covers it with the liquid. Submerge implies that the object can not readily be removed, if at all; as, a submerged wreck. To plunge is to immerse suddenly and violently, for which douse and duck are colloquial terms. Dip is used, also, unlike the other words, to denote the putting of a hollow vessel into a liquid in order to remove a portion of it; in this sense we say dip up, dip out. Compare synonyms for BURY.

    Synonyms:
    bury, dip, douse, duck, immerge, immerse, sink, submerge

    Preposition:
    The object is immersed in water.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. plunge

    Synonyms:
    dip, dive, douse, duck, submerge, immerse, precipitate, sink, overwhelm, thrust under, pitch headlong

    Antonyms:
    emerge, issue, soar, raise, extricate, rescue

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. plunge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    immerse, submerge, dip, souse, douse, put under water (or other liquid)

  2. plunge(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    dive, pitch, thrust one's self, cast one's self

  3. plunge(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dive, dip, ducking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. plunge(v)

    Synonyms:
    souse, immerse, submerge, dip, douse, dive, pitch

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "plunge":

    dive, engulf, overthrow, precipitate

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How to use plunge in a sentence?

  1. Nobuyuki Nakahara:

    Oil prices are likely to keep falling due to slower Chinese growth and because the years of prices above $100 before the recent plunge were 'abnormal' historically, i would not be surprised if the price falls to as low as around $20... It is purely due to supply and demand. There is a ceiling for oil because high energy prices dampen economic growth.

  2. Og Mandino:

    If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions.

  3. David Crow:

    The new Joker is a plunge into nihilism. There is no redemption at all. It is a lot grimmer to watch than even Heath Ledger's Joker in 'The Dark Knight'.

  4. Alan Watts:

    The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

  5. Marquis de Sade:

    The degradation which characterizes the state into which you plunge him by punishing him pleases, amuses, and delights him. Deep down he enjoys having gone so far as to deserve being treated in such a way.

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