a brief swim in water
a steep and rapid fall
thrust or throw into
"Immerse yourself in hot water"
dive, plunge, plunk(verb)
"the stock market plunged"
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
dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
"She plunged at it eagerly"
begin with vigor
"He launched into a long diatribe"; "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"
cause to be immersed
"The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"
"It plunged to the bottom of the well"
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"
steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up(verb)
devote (oneself) fully to
"He immersed himself into his studies"
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
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.
The object is immersed in water.
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How to use plunge in a sentence?
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.
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.
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'.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
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.
Translations for plunge
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- zambullir, submergirSpanish
- غوطه رفتنPersian
- tumadhScottish Gaelic
- immergere, immersioneItalian
- nerti, nardymasLithuanian
- ныряние, прыжок, погружать, нырять, падениеRussian
- zabodnúť, ponoriť, ponoriť sa, pohrúžiť, vnoriť sa, potopiť sa, skočiť, zaboriť, vrhnúť sa, vrhnúť sa strmhlavSlovak
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