plunge in

phrasal verb

plunged in; plunging in; plunges in
: to push (something) into something quickly and forcefully
The nurse grabbed his arm and plunged the needle in.
: to start doing something with enthusiasm and energy
It was a big project, so we all just had to plunge in and get started.

Examples of plunge in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With much encouragement needed from his players, Smith did a dip in the pool rather than a plunge in the traditional manner. Glae Thien, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2023 Since then, there has been a significant 10-percentage-point increase in disapproval of Newsom and an 11-point plunge in approval. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 The company’s wines and spirits division saw a 14% plunge in third-quarter sales. Anna Cooban, CNN, 11 Oct. 2023 Read More: Germany Bets on Slashing Red Tape to Reverse Home-Building Slump As conditions deteriorate, the business climate for residential construction also plunged in September to its lowest level since the survey began in 1991, Ifo said. Laura Malsch,, 16 Oct. 2023 Wind and solar Hydropower output also plunged in other major Asian economies including India and Vietnam, as well as the Philippines and Malaysia, data from Ember and the International Energy Agency showed, mainly due to drier weather. Sudarshan Varadhan and Ashley Fang, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Sep. 2023 The plunge in the ruble to above 100 per dollar last week has also jangled nerves among officials and prompted the central bank to make an emergency rate hike, amid concerns the currency’s weakness will stoke inflation and erode Russians’ incomes in the run-up to the election. Bloomberg, Fortune, 23 Aug. 2023 The plunge in math scores that followed only amplified the disagreements. oregonlive, 6 Aug. 2023 The cost of a plane ticket plunged in the early days of the summer travel season, continuing a retreat as airlines benefit from lower jet fuel prices. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, 12 July 2023 See More

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“Plunge in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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