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take the plunge

Definition of take the plunge

informal

  1. :  to do something after thinking about it especially for a long time <We've been thinking of buying a new car, and yesterday we finally took the plunge.> <They're talking about marriage, but they don't know if they're ready to take the plunge.>



Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (as fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

plungeplay
  1. :  to cause to penetrate or enter quickly and forcibly into something

    :  to cause to enter a state or course of action usually suddenly, unexpectedly, or violently

    :  to thrust or cast oneself into or as if into water

  1. :  an act or instance of plunging :  dive

    :  swim


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