Definition for PLUNGE


  1. The act of thrusting into water or any penetrable substance.
  2. Difficulty; strait; distress; a state of being surrounded or overwhelmed with difficulties. People when put to a plunge, cry out to heaven for help. – L'Estrange. And will thou not reach out a friendly arm, / To raise me from amidst this plunge of sorrow! – Addison. [In this sense, the word is now little used.]

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