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plunge /plʌndʤ/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự lao mình xuống (nước); cái nhảy đâm đầu xuống (nước...)
- (nghĩa bóng) bước liều, sự lao vào (khó khăn, nguy hiểm)
- ngoại động từ
- nhúng, thọc
- to plunge one's hand into hot water: nhúng tay vào nước nóng
- to plunge one's hand into one's pocket: thọc tay vào túi
- đâm sâu vào, đâm ngập vào
- to plunge a dagger into...: đâm ngập con dao găm vào...
- (nghĩa bóng) đẩy vào, làm chìm ngập vào, nhận chìm
- to plunge a country into war: đẩy một nước vào tai hoạ chiến tranh
- to plunge one's family into poverty: đẩy gia đình vào cảnh túng thiếu
- plunged into darkness: bị chìm ngập trong bóng tối
- chôn sâu, chôn ngập (một chậu cây...)
- nội động từ
- lao mình xuống, nhảy đâm đầu xuống (nước...)
- to plunge into the river: lao mình xuống nước, nhảy đâm đầu xuống sông
- lao vào, lao lên, lao xuống
- to plunge into a difficulty: lao vào một công việc khó khăn
- to plunge into the room: lao vào phòng
- to plunge upstairs: lao lên gác
- to plunge downstairs: lao xuống cầu thang
- (từ lóng) cờ bạc liều, máu mê cờ bạc; mang công mắc n
+a brief swim in water
+a steep and rapid fall
+thrust or throw into
+dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
+begin with vigor
+cause to be immersed
+immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
+engross (oneself) fully
Advanced English Dictionary
1 descend, drop, plummet, dive, pitch, nosedive, fall (headlong):
They lost their footing, and both Holmes and Moriarty plunged into the abyss
2 submerge, sink, immerse; engulf, overwhelm:
I plunged my hand in the icy water to retrieve the keys. She plunged herself into her work to try to forget him.
3 dive, nosedive, fall, pitch, plummet, drop, descent; submersion, immersion:
After the scandal his career took a plunge from which it never recovered. Every winter they take a plunge into the icy waters of the Serpentine
4 gamble, wager, bet, risk:
Are you taking the plunge with an investment in South America?
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 [+adv./prep.] to move or make sb/sth move suddenly forwards and/or downwards: [V] She lost her balance and plunged 100 feet to her death. + The train left the track and plunged down the embankment. + [VN] The earthquake plunged entire towns over the edge of the cliffs.
2 [V] (of prices, temperatures, etc.) to decrease suddenly and quickly
Stock markets plunged at the news of the coup. + This year profits plunged by 40%.
3 [V +adv./prep.] (of a road, surface, etc.) to slope steeply: The track plunged down into the valley.
4 [V] to move up and down suddenly and violently: The horse plunged and reared. + (figurative) His heart plunged (= because of a strong emotion).
Phrasal Verbs: plunge in
plunge into sth
1 to jump into sth, especially with force: The pool was declared open and eager swimmers plunged in.
2 to start doing sth in an enthusiastic way, especially without thinking carefully about what you are doing: She was about to plunge into her story when the phone rang. + He's always plunging in at the deep end (= becoming involved in difficult situations without being well enough prepared).
plunge sth in
plunge sth into sth to push sth quickly and with force into sth else: Bring the water to the boil and plunge the vegetables in. + She plunged the knife deep into his chest.
plunge into sth
1 = PLUNGE IN
2 to experience sth unpleasant: The country plunged deeper into recession.
plunge sb/sth into sth to make sb/sth experience sth unpleasant: The news plunged them into deep depression. + There was a flash of lightning and the house was plunged into darkness.
+ noun [usually sing.]
1 a sudden movement downwards or away from sth: The calm water ends there and the river begins a headlong plunge.
2 ~ (in sth) a sudden decrease in an amount or the value of sth: a dramatic plunge in profits + a sharp plunge in the stock markets + This increase reversed an earlier price plunge.
3 ~ into sth the act of becoming involved in a situation or activity: The company is planning a deeper plunge into the commercial market.
4 an act of jumping or DIVING into water; a quick swim: He took the plunge into the deep end. + She went for a plunge.
Idioms: take the plunge (informal) to decide to do sth important or difficult, especially after thinking about it for a long time: They finally decided to take the plunge and get married.
headlong | cold
Bathers would go straight from the hot room to take a cold plunge.
VERB + PLUNGE
The river takes a headlong plunge into a maelstrom of rocks and boulders. (figurative) He finally took the plunge and gave in his notice.
a plunge into the icy water
| ~ to
a plunge to the ground verb
downwards, forward, head first, headlong
The car plunged headlong into the river.
The pool was declared open and eager swimmers plunged in.
The bus came off the road and plunged down an embankment.
He plunged from a tenth floor window.
(often figurative) She plunged straight into her story.
The car had plunged off the road.
plunge to your death
A climber plunged 300 feet to his death.
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