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Another word for plunge

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Verb
  1. To move or thrust at, under, or into the midst of with sudden force

    See also:

    enter

  2. To cause to penetrate with force

      1. To cause to project or extend:
      2. To push with sudden force; shove; drive
      3. To push or drive quickly and forcefully:
      1. (Sports) To execute (a landing or dismount) in gymnastics so that the feet do not move after they hit the ground.
      2. To prop (a vine, etc.) with a stick or sticks
      3. To pierce, puncture, or penetrate with a pointed instrument:
      1. To feel like a knife stabbing
      2. To inflict a wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      3. To go into in a sharp, thrusting way
      1. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
      2. To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
      3. To cause to submerge or go beneath the surface
      1. To subject oneself or be subjected to:
      2. (--- Informal) To depart; leave:
      3. To do or carry out:
      1. To force into place; press or drive down
      2. To strike or drive against with a heavy impact; butt:
      3. To move rapidly
      1. To force to go through or penetrate:
      2. (Basketball) To drive through (the lane)
      3. To drive a blow, ball, missile, etc.
      1. To loosen, turn over, or remove earth or other material.
      2. To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
      3. To break and turn up or remove (ground, etc.) with a spade or other tool, or with hands, claws, snout, etc.
    See also:

    put in

  3. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily

  4. To move or advance against strong resistance

    See also:

    move

  5. To undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price

      1. To pitch headlong; fall:
      2. To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
      3. To fall suddenly, clumsily, or helplessly
      1. To sink or settle, as into mud or slush.
      2. To fall or sink heavily; collapse:
      3. To fall, sink, or collapse, esp. suddenly or heavily
      1. To move sideways in a turn because of insufficient banking. Used of an airplane.
      2. To slide without turning, as a wheel when skids or brakes are applied on a slippery surface
      3. (Informal) To fall or decline sharply:
      1. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
      2. To fall or lower oneself slowly, as from weakness or fatigue:
      3. To go down slowly; fall or descend gradually
      1. To fall off or decline precipitously
      2. To fall or drop straight downward
      1. To perform a nosedive.
      1. (--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
      2. To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation:
      3. To come forth as if by falling; issue:
      1. To fall; come down
      2. To cause to fall, as by wounding, killing, or hitting
      3. To fall in drops
      1. To descend nose down at an acceleration usually exceeding that of free fall. Used of an airplane.
      2. To fall head down through the air.
      3. (Sports) To exaggerate a fall in an attempt to induce a referee to call a penalty on an opponent.
Noun
  1. The act of plunging suddenly downward into or as if into water

      1. In word processing, a line or lines of text, typically consisting of the topic, date, page number, etc., printed at the top of each page of a document
      2. A brick or stone laid at a right angle to the face of a wall so that only its short end is showing.
      3. A person or device that puts heads on pins, nails, rivets, etc.
      1. The act or an instance of swooping.
      1. Any sudden, sharp drop, as in profits
      2. A swift, steep downward plunge of an airplane, with the nose toward the earth
      3. A very steep dive of an aircraft.
      1. The act or an instance of going under water, as of a submarine or a skin diver.
      2. A plunge into water, especially done headfirst and in a way established for athletic competition.
      3. (Football) A play in which a running back carries the ball while plunging directly into the line a short distance away
    See also:

    enter

  2. A sudden involuntary drop to the ground

      1. One that removes a head from an object, especially a machine that reaps the heads of grain and passes them into a wagon or receptacle.
      2. (Soccer) A shot or pass made by hitting the ball with the head
      3. (Informal) A headlong dive or fall.
      1. A decrease, as in value:
      2. An act of tumbling; a fall.
      3. A fall or decline
      1. A splinter, thin roll of paper, etc., set on fire and used to light a pipe, candle, etc.
      2. A small peg or rod, especially one used as a plug; a spile.
      3. A fall, as from a horse.
      1. (Music) In an a cappella group, the singer responsible for singing a note for the other members to tune themselves by.
      2. (Chiefly British) The stand of a vendor or hawker.
      3. The distance that a propeller would travel in an ideal medium during one complete revolution, measured parallel to the shaft of the propeller.
      1. A very steep dive of an aircraft.
      2. Any sudden, sharp drop, as in profits
      3. A swift, steep downward plunge of an airplane, with the nose toward the earth
      1. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
      2. A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
      3. Something that has fallen:
      1. A plunge into water, especially done headfirst and in a way established for athletic competition.
      2. (--- Football) An offensive play in which the carrier of the ball plunges into the opposing line in order to gain short yardage.
      3. An exaggerated fall, especially by a hockey player, intended to draw a penalty against an opponent.
    See also:

    rise

  3. A usually swift downward trend, as in prices

      1. A decrease, as in value:
      2. An act of tumbling; a fall.
      3. A fall or decline
      1. A sudden falling off or decline, as in activity, prices, or business:
      2. An extended period of poor performance, especially in a sport or competitive activity:
      3. A sudden or sharp fall
      1. A U-shaped section of tubing which is moved to change the pitch of certain brass instruments, esp. the trombone
      2. (Music) A slight portamento used in violin playing, passing quickly from one note to another.
      3. The fall of a mass of rock, snow, earth, etc. down a slope
      1. A sliding wedge or drag used to check the motion of a vehicle by pressure against a wheel
      2. (Informal) A period of sharp decline or repeated losses:
      3. A plank, log, etc., often one of a pair or set, used as a support or as a track upon which to slide or roll a heavy object
      1. A very steep dive of an aircraft.
      2. A swift, steep downward plunge of an airplane, with the nose toward the earth
      3. Any sudden, sharp drop, as in profits
      1. A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
      2. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
      3. Something that has fallen:
      1. A very steep drop
      2. A designated place where people or things can be left:
      3. A location where a person or thing can be dropped off
      1. The act of falling; descent:
      2. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      3. The act or fact of dropping; a fall, descent, slump, or decrease
      1. A tendency downward, especially in business or economic activity.
      1. A downward trend; a downturn.
      2. A downward trend, esp. a financial one
      3. Any gradual movement towards a lower state or value.
      1. A swing downward, as of a golf club.
      2. A decline, as of a business.
      3. The portion of any movement along an arc or curve, heading in a lower direction.
      1. A slide downward; a worsening.
      2. A downward course; a decline:
      1. (Football) A play in which a running back carries the ball while plunging directly into the line a short distance away
      2. A sharp descent or sudden drop, as of an airplane
      3. An exaggerated fall, especially by a hockey player, intended to draw a penalty against an opponent.
      1. (Gym.) The act of lowering oneself between parallel bars by bending the arms until the chin reaches the bar level, and then raising oneself by straightening the arms
      2. (--- Linguistics) A part of a phrase or sentence that is unstressed or less strongly stressed relative to surrounding words, as the words I and to in I have to go.
      3. (Sports) A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered by bending the elbows until the chin reaches the level of the bars and then is raised by straightening the arms.
      1. A drop to a lower status or condition.
      2. A lowering or decline, as in status or level:
      3. A decline; fall
      1. The last part
      2. The process or result of declining, especially:
      3. A downward movement or fall, as in price.
    See also:

    increase

  4. The act of swimming

      1. A distance covered by or period of time spent swimming.
      2. The act of swimming:
      3. (Short for) swim bladder
      1. A liquid or creamy food into which other foods are dunked.
      2. (Basketball) A dunk shot.
      3. The act of dunking, particularly in basketball.
      1. Any of various wild or domesticated waterbirds of the family Anatidae, characteristically having a broad flat bill, short legs, and webbed feet.
      2. (Slang) A person, especially one thought of as peculiar.
      3. Clothing made of duck, especially white trousers.
      1. A sharp downward course; a drop:
      2. A brief plunge or immersion, especially a quick swim.
      3. A brief swim
    See also:

    work

Another word for plunge

Noun
      1. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
      2. A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
      3. Something that has fallen:
      1. The distance covered in a jump
      2. An abrupt or precipitous passage, shift, or transition:
      3. The act of leaping; jump; spring
      1. (Football) A play in which a running back carries the ball while plunging directly into the line a short distance away
      2. A lunge or a headlong jump:
      3. An exaggerated fall, especially by a hockey player, intended to draw a penalty against an opponent.
    See also:

    fall

    dive

Verb
      1. To do, make, or cause to move, go, or act, with unusual or excessive speed or haste; hurry
      2. To cause to move rapidly:
      3. To pass, come, go, come into view, act, etc. swiftly, suddenly, or hastily
      1. (--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
      2. To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation:
      3. To come forth as if by falling; issue:
    See also:

    jump

    dive

Idioms:

    take-the-plunge