Synonyms of plunge in English:

plunge


See US English definition of plunge

See UK English definition of plunge

See Spanish definition of cabecear

verb

1‘Joy stripped her clothes off and plunged into the sea’

SYNONYMS
jump, dive, hurl oneself, throw oneself, fling oneself, launch oneself, catapult oneself, cast oneself, pitch oneself

2‘the aircraft plunged to the ground’

SYNONYMS
crash, plummet, pitch, drop, fall, fall headlong, tumble, nosedive, take a nosedive, crash-dive, descend

3‘the car turned, plunging down a bumpy alley’

SYNONYMS
charge, hurtle, career, plough, cannon, lurch, careen, rush, dash, tear
North American informal barrel

4‘world oil prices plunged in the 1980s’

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fall sharply, fall steeply, plummet, drop rapidly, go down, tumble, sink, slump
informal crash, nosedive, take a nosedive

5‘he plunged the dagger into the man's back’

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thrust, stick, ram, drive, jab, stab, push, shove, force, sink

6‘plunge the pears into a bowl of cold water’

SYNONYMS
immerse, submerge, sink, dip, dunk, douse, duck

7‘the room was plunged into darkness’

SYNONYMS
throw, cast, pitch

8‘the boat plunged’

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lurch, pitch, roll, reel, toss about, keel, list, wallow, labour, flounder, make heavy weather
pitchpole

noun

1‘a plunge into the deep end of the pool’

SYNONYMS
jump, dive
nosedive, fall, pitch, drop, plummet, descent, tumble
archaic plump

2‘the bank declared a 76% plunge in its profits’

SYNONYMS
fall, drop, tumble, slump
informal nosedive, crash

Phrases

    take the plunge

    ‘he decided to take the plunge and become a full-time professional musician’


    SYNONYMS
    commit oneself, go for it, throw caution to the wind, throw caution to the winds, give it one's all, give it all one has, go all out
    informal jump in at the deep end, go for broke