plunge

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noun
ADJECTIVE
cold

Bathers would go straight from the hot room to take a cold plunge.

downward, headlong (both figurative)

the economy's downward plunge

his headlong plunge into shame and hypocrisy

VERB + PLUNGE
survive

How did he survive his icy plunge?

take (usually figurative)

She prepared to take the plunge into the cold waters of Lake Ontario.

He finally took the plunge and gave in his notice.

PREPOSITION
plunge into

a plunge into the icy water

plunge to

a plunge to the ground

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verb
ADVERB
ahead (AmE, often figurative), back, downwards/downward, forward, head first, headlong

City officials are plunging ahead with plans for a new convention center.

The car plunged headlong into the river.

in

The pool was declared open and eager swimmers plunged in.

PREPOSITION
down

The bus came off the road and plunged down an embankment.

from

He plunged from a tenth floor window.

into (often figurative)

She plunged straight into her story.

off

The car had plunged off the road.

PHRASES
plunge to your death

A climber plunged 300 feet to his death.

Plunge is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑horse, ↑price, ↑profit, ↑rate, ↑stock
Plunge is used with these nouns as the object: ↑knife, ↑needle, ↑per cent, ↑point

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • PLUNGE — (Lith. Plungè; Rus. Plungyany), city in W. Lithuania. The 15th century tombstones in the Jewish cemetery indicate that there was a Jewish settlement in Plunge at that time. In 1847 there were 2,197 Jews living there; 2,502 (55% of the population) …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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