plunge in

phrasal verb
plunged in; plunging in; plunges in

Definition of plunge in

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

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“Plunge in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plunge%20in. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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