Definitions of plunge

  1. To rush and dive into; to involve one's self rashly in, or rush rashly into; to throw one's self forward; to baptize by immersion.
  2. To baptize by immersion.
  3. To entangle; to embarrass; to overcome.
  4. To put suddenly into water or any other liquid.
  5. To cast suddenly into water or other fluid: to force suddenly ( into): to baptize by immersion.
  6. To cast suddenly into any fluid; immerse; thrust.
  7. To thrust or throw suddenly into water or the like.
  8. To thrust or cast one's self into water or other fluid; to submerge one's self; to dive, or to rush in; as, he plunged into the river. Also used figuratively; as, to plunge into debt.
  9. To pitch or throw one's self headlong or violently forward, as a horse does.
  10. To bet heavily and with seeming recklessness on a race, or other contest; in an extended sense, to risk large sums in hazardous speculations.
  11. To sink, fall, or rush, as into water; dive; throw the body forward; enter suddenly and quickly; as, to plunge into the woods.
  12. To sink suddenly into any fluid: to dive: to rush headlong, as a horse: to rush into any danger.
  13. engross ( oneself) fully; " He immersed himself into his studies"
  14. Thrust or throw into; " Immerse yourself in the hot water"
  15. begin with vigor; " He launched into a long diatribe"; " She plunged into a dangerous adventure"
  16. dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity; " She plunged at it eagerly"
  17. To jump, dive, or rush, as into water; descend abruptly; leap; fall.
  18. To thrust suddenly into water or other fluid; to immerse.
  19. To throw into water or other fluid substance; to thrust into any substance that is penetrable; to pitch or throw one's self headlong into water; to dive; to fall or rush into any distress, or into any state or circumstances in which the person is surrounded or enclosed, as sorrow, difficulty, darkness; among quadrupeds, to throw the body forward and the hind legs up, as a horse.
  20. a steep and rapid fall
  21. To thrust into water, or into any substance that is penetrable; to immerse; to cause to penetrate or enter quickly and forcibly; to thrust; as, to plunge the body into water; to plunge a dagger into the breast. Also used figuratively; as, to plunge a nation into war.
  22. The act of thrusting into or submerging; a dive, leap, rush, or pitch into, or as into, water; as, to take the water with a plunge.
  23. Hence, a desperate hazard or act; a state of being submerged or overwhelmed with difficulties.
  24. The act of pitching or throwing one's self headlong or violently forward, like an unruly horse.
  25. Heavy and reckless betting in horse racing; hazardous speculation.
  26. The act of suddenly and quickly jumping, falling, entering, etc.; a sudden fall.
  27. Act of plunging: act of rushing headlong, as a horse.
  28. Act of plunging.
  29. The act of plunging; any sudden and violent motion.
  30. Plunger.
  31. The act of plunging; difficulty; distress.
  32. The act of thrusting or pitching into water; the act of throwing one's self headlong, as an unruly horse.