Plunge Plunge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plunged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plunging}.] [OE. ploungen, OF. plongier, F. plonger, fr. (assumed) LL. plumbicare, fr. L. plumbum lead. See {Plumb}.] 1. To thrust into water, or into any substance that is penetrable; to immerse; to cause to penetrate or enter quickly and forcibly; to thrust; as, to plunge the body into water; to plunge a dagger into the breast. Also used figuratively; as, to plunge a nation into war. ``To plunge the boy in pleasing sleep.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Bound and plunged him into a cell. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

We shall be plunged into perpetual errors. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

2. To baptize by immersion. [1913 Webster]

3. To entangle; to embarrass; to overcome. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Plunged and graveled with three lines of Seneca. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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