plank down

verb

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 money
  • Irish 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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