plank down


Definition of plank down

transitive verb

1 : to set down forcibly or with emphasis was herded into a corner and planked down among five other sufferers— Thomas Wood †1950 delighted to slam us all in jail and plank down martial law— Laura Krey
2 : to pay or put down (money) on the spot pulled out a silver dollar and planked it down for a year's subscription— A. W. Long planked down a fistful of moneyIrish Digest

intransitive verb

: to declare oneself forcibly or unmistakably planked squarely down on the side of the government— Mollie Panter-Downes

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“Plank down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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